Times Live put together this list of books they’re looking forward to this year. I’m stoked that they included Afterland, alongside books by feminist extraordinaire Pumla Dineo Gqola, Siphiwe Ndlovu, and Hilary Mantel.

Jennifer Platt writes:

The long wait is finally over and July 2020 is already looking like a good winter with a new Beukes to look forward to. Plus, her book is about a world in which men have been wiped out by a virus. Trust Beukes to do a smart switcheroo: for a change it’s not females who are being wiped out. A mom and her teenage boy who is immune to the disease are desperately trying to get to a port to catch a ship to South Africa.