About the Book
Saracen at the Gates is a wildly revolutionary tale that is as raucously hilarious as it is bitterly sad, with a satirical edge that finds easy comparison with books like White Teeth, The Ground Beneath her Feet and Gravity’s Rainbow. In this, his first novel, Zinaid Meeran explores the fluid and fragmented nature of identity, and searches for the liberation of the individual from the tyranny of what he calls “groupthink”. It is about renegades living both on the murky borderlands of society and the gilded steps of privilege – places where life can be as dark as it is hopeful.
About the Author
Zinaid Meeran lives in Cape Town where, aside from making films and arts, taking photographs and writing, he spends time puzzling. He fended off vervets and opposums to get himself an education in politics, feminist theory, critical studies and film at the University of Cape Town and Carlifonia, Los Angeles. With his trusty Bandakoots he indulges in gunpowder, treason and plot.