Connecting contemporary Shanghai, late Apartheid-era South Africa, and China during the Great Leap Forward and the Tiananmen uprising--and refracting this globe-trotting and time-traveling through Hughes' confessional letters to a South African protege about the poet's time in Shanghai-- How to Be a Revolutionary is an amazingly ambitious novel. It's also a heartbreaking exploration of what we owe our countries, our consciences, and ourselves.
C.A. Davids's debut novel, The Blacks of Cape Town, was published in South Africa and shortlisted for the Edinburgh Book Fest's First Book Award, the University of Johannesburg Debut Writing Prize, and the SALA First-time Published Author Award, among others. She is also the publisher of Everychild Books. She lives in Cape Town.
- Publisher: Verso Fiction (February 8, 2022)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 304 pages
- ISBN-10: 1839760877
- ISBN-13: 9781839760877
- Item Weight: 13 ounces
- Dimensions: 5.08 x 0.78 x 7.8 inches