Bitter Fruit - Part 1, Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

Achmat Dangor
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Part 1, Chapter 5 Summary

Silas and Kate had never been involved romantically, although many people thought that they had been involved. They had been involved in the same MK counter-intelligence unit and as part of their job, they had to identify infiltrators and informers. Sleeping together would have compromised their objectivity and integrity. But, Silas did have an affair with another MK comrade who was not in his unit.

One day, in 1988, Kate came to the clinic where Lydia worked and told her that she and Silas were a part of the ANC underground. Kate also told Lydia that Silas was having an affair and that the MK was worried that the police might try to exploit this information. Lydia was shocked at finding out that Silas was not only having an affair, but that he had been involved in the underground without telling her...

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