Dying in New York is the haunting story of Lerato Malema, a young
and irrepressible South African whose wit and resilience shine
through despite the abuse she has endured from before the age of
twelve at the hands of her father, Thabo. The narrative opens in a
psychiatrist’s office overlooking the Hudson River. Against a
backdrop of the magnificent Manhattan skyline, Lerato paints an
absorbing picture of her decade-long journey from Johannesburg to
the United States. Her story transitions seamlessly from the
sessions with Dr Evelyn Webber, her psychiatrist, to her escape
from an abusive home and her experiences of the underbelly of
modern South Africa. At its heart, Dying in New York is a story of
hope and deep longing, made all the more poignant by Lerato’s
startling candour from the first page until the book’s surprising
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