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Presenting The Paper House by Dalena Theron – A Celebration of Life, Love and the Family that Shapes Us

The Paper HouseHuisies van papierUmuzi is proud to present Dalena Theron’s debut novel, The Paper House:

22-year-old Anna’s unconventional family is prone to raising eyebrows: she lives with two eccentric dads in a small town in rural KwaZulu-Natal, and after surviving her parents’ divorce, she’s used to the questioning glances of conservative Afrikaans family members and curious neighbours.

Now, amid a menagerie of pets and her kaftan-clad mother, Anna must manage the ailing health of one of her dads. Her experiences on her reporter’s beat don’t make her days any easier. But how do you remain a supportive daughter and still live your own life?

Told with warmth and gentle humour, The Paper House is a celebration of life, love and the family that shapes us.

The Paper House is also available in Afrikaans as Huisies van papier.

About the author

Dalena Theron is an award-winning journalist who holds degrees in journalism and social anthropology from the University of Pretoria. She also writes short stories in her spare time. Born in KwaZulu-Natal, she has lived and worked in Pretoria and São Paulo, and currently lives in Cape Town with her husband and son. The Paper House is her first novel.

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