Hagler grew up in a small rural town in the heartland of Afrikaner dominated South Africa before moving to Cape Town to attend university and attain a degree in English and History. He lived in Cape Town for more than eighteen years, from the age of eighteen, and during that time travelled the vast rail network, witnessing and enduring some of the types of crimes perpetrated in the novel. As the chairman of the local Neighbourhood Watch he helped keep the streets of his suburb crime free and made sure that the gangs lost their foothold in Cape Flats. Hagler currently lives in New Zealand where he works as an academic publishing representative.
Reaching Discontent speaks with the voice of a moderate Muslim, a man who could be termed devout, but is a normal human being striving to come to terms with his identity as a non-white Muslim in an increasingly hostile world.

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Reaching Discontent
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 156,270. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2010 by Mirador Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The line between right and wrong is often blurred in post apartheid Cape Town. Like the country he holds dear, former boxer and now English teacher Iron, is struggling to come to terms with a violent past. When students at the private school in which he teaches become involved in drugs, Iron is plunged headlong into a sequence of events that will change his life, and might just end it.

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