Born in 1973, Dr Aman Singh Maharaj lives in Durban, South Africa. Considering himself to be a traveller with an avid interest in anthropology, he never ceases to be enthralled by the sheer kaleidoscope of cultures, diversity and architectural marvels that the world has to offer.
Quite enamoured by the concept of ‘magical realism, he later decided to enter the literary realm.
After graduating with an Honours level degree in Civil Engineering, he continued with an MBA and then a PhD in the field of Development Studies, whilst working in a multitude of diverse professions, including as an engineer and an economist, before finally choosing to become an entrepreneur. Quite enamoured by the concept of ‘magical realism, he later decided to enter the literary realm.
About the Tale
Spanning a century, and set in South Africa, the novel captures the odyssey of a seemingly brash man in his thirties who fights to remain lucid in what appears to be an irrational world.
Whilst everyone around him is still celebrating the euphoric entry of his country into the rest of the democratic world, he is at odds with it.
After a series of distressing experiences, he attempts to extinguish the raison d’être of his angst via an increasingly mystical journey to India with an unconventional best friend.