Deeply Wounded is a truly South African story of love, brokenness and perseverance. As you read you will notice that there is a lot of heart breaking and suffering in the Vana family. Vusi is broken and is in shambles and this result in him not fulfilling his dream of becoming a pilot. He spends most of his time looking after his mother who is sickly suffering from diabetics. When fate takes its toll he is broken into pieces. His father is laid off from work and he gets another job which he also loses due to the fact that the country plunges into recession. Later Vusi learns that his father has an affair with a young lady by the name of Zenzile. His sister Mbali is impregnated by a foreign teacher who later leaves her with an unborn child.