The chief strength of this book – and what makes it such a beautiful, moving document – is in the descriptions that Mankell gives of the joy and suffering he has seen.
But consigning events to history should not preclude the need for apology for ancient wrongs: they can help heal rifts.
Fiction from Alexander McCall Smith.
A short story by Alexander McCall Smith of The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency fame, exclusive to the New Statesman.
A chance encounter at a party brings two people together. On the damp streets of Glasgow, they discover what it means to be a parent.