Excerpt from Sister-Sister by Rachel Zadok
Set to be published in April, the book “introduces Thuli and Sindi, inseparable in childhood, pinkie-linked by a magic no one else can understand.” Here we find Thuli watching the sunrise from an overpass as Sindi sleeps in an abandoned car nearby:
Part 1: Spookasem
One for Me and One for You
I stand at the edge of an overpass as another bleak dawn spills over the city stretched out below. Office blocks rise into the leaden sky like a jawful of giant’s teeth. The wind swoops through, picking a fight with the caged trees lining the pavements, stripping the branches. Leaves dance down the street with plastic bags, paper wrappers and tin cans, a rumble-tumble of discarded things. Only the sunshine sway of a Checkers packet stops me disappearing into all that grey.