Reading Group: The Promise (Saturday)

Reading Group: The Promise (Saturday)

Saturday 8 October - 17.30-17.00

In October the Reading Group will discuss The Promise by Damon Galgut, winner of the Booker Prize in 2021. The novel charts the crash and burn of a white South African family, living on a farm outside Pretoria.

The Swarts are gathering for Ma's funeral. The younger generation, Anton and Amor, detest everything the family stand for -- not least the failed promise to the Black woman who has worked for them her whole life. After years of service, Salome was promised her own house, her own land... yet somehow, as each decade passes, that promise remains unfulfilled. And as the country moves from old deep divisions to its new so-called fairer society, the lost promise of more than just one family hovers behind the novel's title.

The Reading Group is free and you don't need to book. For more information or to reserve a copy of the book call 720392 or email Adam on

Can't make it on Saturday? Why not come on Wednesday instead.