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THE BEING... SERIES

Qarnita Loxton

  • Original Title: THE BEING... SERIES
  • Publication date: April 2017
  • Publisher: Kwela
  • Country: ZA
  • 292 print pages
  • Dramedy

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  • Epoch: Contemporary
  • Time Period: 21st century
  • Location setting: South Africa
  • Themes: FAMILY, Couple, Maternity, Infidelity, PEOPLE facing life, Life choice, Identity crisis, Looking back on one's life, Facing failure, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Multiculturalism, Friendship, LOVE / HATE, Love triangle, Amorous urge, Commitment

Pitch

When the love of Kari's life reveals he’s been unfaithful to her, life, romance, and everything in-between come crashing down. On top of that, she receives a phone call from her estranged brother that takes her back to the Muslim background she escaped years ago. Will her two identities ever learn to see eye to eye?

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Pitched as a South African BRIDGET JONES

Qarnita Loxton is a South African writer. She studied law at UCT, graduating in 1997, and worked as an attorney predominantly in the financial services industry. More recently she has trained and worked as an executive coach. Her first novel, BEING KARI, was published in 2017.

Summary

Book 1: BEING KARI

For Kari du Toit, Valentine’s Day will never be the same again. When the love of her life reveals he’s been unfaithful to her, life, romance, and everything in-between come crashing down. Suddenly it seems as if her alternative, past life - one far removed from Bloubergstrand’s sandy beaches - is slowly catching up with her. After ten years of silence, Kari receives a call from her estranged brother. Her beloved grandmother has passed away, and she is summoned to assist with the funeral proceedings. At the foot of Devil’s Peak, where neighbourly salaams and burkas are as ordinary as yellow polka-dot bikinis, she once again becomes Karima Essop, daughter of Amina and Farouk Essop. Daughter, sister, deserted. For Kari, sometimes finding love means going back to where you came from. Will her two identities ever learn to see eye to eye?

Books 2 & 3

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