Me: Have you read Chasing the Tails of My Father’s Cattle?

Them: No! Sounds like a dangerous pastime!

I’m still laughing at this accurate observation about the title from one of the best books I’ve read this year. Other than that, the title I mean, you’ll love it for its flamboyant display of the beauty of isiXhosa language. I don’t speak isiXhosa but at no point did I feel left out when the author, Sindiwe Magona, went to her mother tongue to borrow descriptions. Everyone deserves to meet Jojo, this feminist father from the 1940s in rural Eastern Cape.