- Title: Vaya: Untold Stories of Johannesburg – The People and Stories That Inspired the Award-Winning Film
- Author: Harriet Perlman
- Publisher: Bookstorm
- Country of Origin: South Africa
- Publication Year: 2017
- ISBN: 9781928333074
- Bib. Info: Soft cover; 136pp
Vaya the film is based on the lives of four young men from the Homeless Writer’s Project: David Majoka, Anthony Mafela, Madoda Ntuli and Tshabalira Lebakeng, and rooted in their experiences of coming to Johannesburg. Vaya the book brings you the people and stories that inspired the award-winning film.
The book provides a rare lens into life on the margins of Johannesburg. The stories are intimate and hard hitting, funny and heartbreaking, full of courage and humanity in a world that is both capricious and unforgiving. Stories of living on the street, of finding family and friendship in unusual places, and coming to the city full of hope and promise only to be betrayed by the very people one trusts most.
Mark Lewis’s haunting photographs bring into sharp focus life in the underbelly of the city.