By the time of his untimely death, K. Sello Duiker had published various short stories and two novels. Thirteen Cents was awarded the Commonwealth Prize for a first novel, while The Quiet Violence of Dreams, won the Herman Charles Bosman Prize for English Literature.
Nolitye lives in a shack with her mother Thembi in Phola, a dusty township on the edge of Jo'burg. She is good at maths and likes collecting stones, which she places in a bucket under her bed. She also has unusual powers: she can communicate with dogs. Nolitye has two close friends, Bheki, who is overweight, and the bespectacled Four Eyes. The girls' lives are made miserable by Rotten Nellie and her gang of Spoilers. Read more