Luzuko Goba, a South African studying at Oxford, navigates the worlds of the undocumented, and the people living at the margins of English life. His father, a former political exile, has just died, and Luzuko is weighing up his father’s life of sacrifice and the price they both paid for freedom back home.
This is a book about wayfarers, out of time, and on the wrong side of the UK’s department of immigration. They are the paperless.
Sweeping and soulful, Buntu Siwisa observes the hidden and exceptional modern lives of migrant Africans in England in this beautiful debut.