Bitter Fruit Setting & Symbolism

Achmat Dangor
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The Ali House

Silas and Lydia's house is located in the suburbs of Johannesburg, South Africa. Silas has a study, which is converted to Lydia's make shift bedroom when she returns from the hospital and then to Michael's bedroom when she has recovered. The house has a veranda overlooking the road below.

The Hospital

Lydia is taken to the hospital after she injures her feet with the broken glass. She stays at the hospital for three weeks. Silas spends one night there after he collapses.

Kaaba Stone

This stone, which glows blue, belonged to Ali Ali, Michael's grandfather. Michael now has the stone. At one point he tries to break it against the wall, but it cuts his hand instead.

Griffith Street Mosque

Ali Ali was the Imam here when he was alive. Now, Imam Ismail serves the mosque and tells Michael about his grandfather. It is through...

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