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In the winter they started planting bombs…

Henry Wegland, a former ANC activist now living in New York City with his only son, encourages his grandson Saul to travel to South Africa to make a documentary about the people and events that led to the country’s liberation.

Saul begins to unravel the dark secrets of his grandfather’s past when he is kidnapped in a rural township. Henry, now in his twilight years, must come to a new understanding of his only son and make peace with the choices he once made for them both.

Spanning past and present in spellbinding, interlocking narratives, Repercussions is a gripping portrayal of the feeling of exile, the meaning of home, and how one man’s attempt to change his country changed the lives of his family for generations.


Published by Permanent Press.

Previously published as A Quiet Kind of Courage by Penguin South Africa.