‘Boy on the Run is tough and fragile, tragic and resilient, and utterly compelling. Welcome Lishivha has broken new ground in South African literature about growing up poor, and queer, and loved, in a South African township. It is destined to be a classic.’ – Mark Gevisser.
Welcome Mandla Lishivha’s exquisitely crafted memoir is unlike anything you have ever read. Boy on the Run is a staggering exploration of identity through grief, love and friendship, giving us, Lishivha’s readers, a glorious song of self-expression. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, as they say. This book will change your life.