Joburg launch of 'A Sin of Omission' by Marguerite Poland on October 15

Join the acclaimed author in conversation with Sue Grant-Marshall at Love Books

08 October 2019 - 14:16

In the Eastern Cape, Stephen (Malusi) Mzamane, a young Anglican priest, must journey to his mother's rural home to inform her of his older brother's death.

First educated at the Native College in Grahamstown, Stephen was sent to England in 1869 for training at the Missionary College in Canterbury.

On his return to SA and relegated to a dilapidated mission near Fort Beaufort, he had to confront not only the prejudices of a colonial society but the discrimination within the church itself.

Conflicted between his loyalties to the amaNgqika people, for whom his brother fought, and the colonial cause he as Reverend Mzamane is expected to uphold, Stephen's journey to his mother's home proves decisive in resolving the contradictions that tear at his heart.


  • Date: Tuesday, October 15 (6pm for 6.30pm)
  • Venue: Love Books, Bamboo Lifestyle Centre, 53 Rustenburg Rd, Melville 
  • Guest speaker: Sue Grant-Marshall
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