“Stick with me, baby. Ek kan nie belowe dat ek jou famous sal maak nie. Maar jy sal fun hê langs die pad.”
With these words the pretty, rebellious Dalena draws her new friend, Mart, into a world of which good girls speak only in hushed tones. For Mart it is the start of an initiation process which brings excitement, but also disillusion and pain.
Die dinge van 'n kind is a book of intimate honesty about the beginnings of womanhood, and the loss of innocence - sexual, political and moral.