Book Review – The Last Stop

by Thabiso Mofokeng (Blackbird Books) ISBN: 9781928337430

If cars were birds, then the taxis on South African roads would be hadedas – no one likes them, do they? But have you ever wondered what the life of a taxi driver is really like?

In The Last Stop, Thabiso Mafokeng lays bare the brutal reality of the taxi driver in a compelling and short novel as he follows the life of Macko, a taxi driver in a murky industry with dangers around every corner.  A blend of crime fiction, a social commentary on xenophobia, and a bit of the paranormal, this is an unusual and interesting read.

The writing is clear and honest, and often funny among all the bleakness, but just don’t be expecting an escapist read.

Anthony Ehlers

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Posted on: 6th August 2017