Tsotsi is an angry young gang leader in the South African township of Sophiatown.
A man without a past, he exists only to kill and steal.
But one night, in a moonlit grove of bluegum trees, a woman he attempts to rape forces a shoebox into his arms.
The box contains a baby, and his life is inexorably changed.
He begins to remember his childhood, to rediscover himself and his capacity for love. Turned into an Oscar-winning movie in 2006, Tsotsi's raw power and rare humanity show how decency and compassion can survive against the odds.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/02/2009
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781847673312