Tsotsi, Paperback / softback Book


Tsotsi is an angry young gang leader in the South African township of Sophiatown.

A man without a past, he exists only to kill and steal.

But one night, in a moonlit grove of bluegum trees, a woman he attempts to rape forces a shoebox into his arms.

The box contains a baby, and his life is inexorably changed.

He begins to remember his childhood, to rediscover himself and his capacity for love. Turned into an Oscar-winning movie in 2006, Tsotsi's raw power and rare humanity show how decency and compassion can survive against the odds.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9781847673312

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