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Cover Reveal: Tribe, the New Novel by Rahla Xenopoulos

The cover for Tribe

TribeUmuzi is proud to reveal the cover for Tribe – the new novel by Rahla Xenopoulos, to be released in September:

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“Composed of musical dialogue and discordant truths, Tribe is a startling, witty ballad on the difference between privilege and freedom.”Diane Awerbuck, author of Gardening at Night and Home Remedies

“The Less Than Zero of 2015” – Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers

It is Ibiza 1997 and rave culture is at its peak. A period of dancing and hedonism forges an unbreakable bond between six friends: an unshakeable tribe is formed.

Sharing a deep connection, their dependence on one another will intensify over the years, until one member’s flirtation with death shatters their group.

12 years on, the tribe reunites for an intense and claustrophobic week at a luxury game lodge in South Africa.

As each of the friends battle to come to terms with their present and their shared past, old resentments come to the fore, exposing guilt, and respinning their complicated web of relationships.

Rahla Xenopoulos’s Tribe is a compelling story of friendships, loves and lives. Exhilarating and potent, Tribe navigates the fault lines of human connections in search of common ground.

The book cover was designed by Victoria Peter.

In a recent Radio 702 show, Jenny Crwys-Williams said: “It’s got the most fantastic cover. I would buy it just for the cover!”

Listen to the podcast:


About the author

Rahla Xenopoulos is the author of A Memoir of Love and Madness and the novel Bubbles. Many of her short stories have been published in magazines and in Women Flashing, Twist and Just Keep Breathing. She lives in Cape Town.

Umuzi publisher Ryno Posthumus just received the book:

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