South Africa’s Damon Galgut wins Booker Prize for The Promise

Nov 3, 2021 | INVESTING

South African writer Damon Galgut won the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction on Wednesday with The Promise, a novel about one white family’s reckoning with South Africa’s racist history.Galgut had been British bookmakers’ runaway favourite to win the £50,000 (US$69,000) prize with his story of a troubled Afrikaner family and its broken promise to a black employee – a tale that reflects bigger themes in South Africa’s transition from apartheid.Galgut took the prize on his third time as a…

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