In a country where rape statistics are already beyond don’t-walk-in-the-street kind of scary, Pumla Dineo Gqola’s book, Rape: A South African Nightmare, should be in every household. The author manages to take what could easily have been laden with dizzying academic jargon, and explains it in a way that is accessible to the lay reader. She touches on blind spots that even the most sensitive or ‘informed’ person could have missed.