The Word of the Day comes from "THE PROMISE" by Damon Galgut which is longlisted for the 2021 Booker.
noun SOUTH AFRICAN
1. a picnic or barbecue where meat is grilled over an open fire. 2. meat grilled over an open fire.
Afrikaans, ‘grilled meat’, from braai ‘to grill’ + vleis ‘meat’.