“I wish I had a sister who loved me so fiercely.”
Surya and Anjani are twins, but they could not be more different. Anjani is calm, devout and responsible, while Surya just wants to party the days away.
When they leave the safety of their affluent Durban suburb to attend university in the Eastern Cape, Anjani knows where her duty lies – to look after Surya at all costs. There is no way their conservative Hindu parents would have let them go otherwise.
But fate intervenes in the form of a vicious assault, and for a while it seems as though the twins’ bond may be shattered forever. As they start rebuilding their lives, little do they know that divine providence is on their side.
Ishara Maharaj is a Linguistics and Organisational Psychology graduate of Rhodes University and UCT. She grew up in Durban and her debut novel draws on her experience of growing up in a traditional Hindu home. She lives in Cape Town now with her husband and young child and works with young people assisting them to set goals and plan their lives effectively.
“A compelling read with touches of magical realism and brilliant dialogue. The infuriating complexity of Maharaj’s family relationships is moving and powerful.”
“Namaste Life is a short, kind story that draws you in with its unique premise and relatable characters.”