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Rebecca Davis Reviews False River by Dominique Botha

False RiverVerdict: carrot

In a country where cookbooks, sports biographies and journalists’ retellings of crime stories routinely pack the bestseller lists, new South African fiction often fails to attract the attention it deserves.

A prime example is Dominique Botha’s immensely accomplished debut, False River, released in August, which is easily one of the best South African novels in recent years and deserves a wide readership.

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