New Library Highlight: A Sin of Omission

Set in the Eastern Cape (South Africa) of the late 1800s, A sin of omission follows the story of a black South African Anglican deacon, Stephen (Malusie) Mzamane, who has to journey to his mother’s rural home to inform her of his elder brother’s death. A sin of omission is one of six titles which were shortlisted for the Walter Scott Award 2020. The author, Marguerite Poland, who spent her own formative years in the Eastern Cape, is the recipient of two national Lifetime Achievement Awards for English literature. A Sin of Omission is the subject of our Library Highlight.