Combining the haunting power of Toni Morrison's Beloved with the evocative atmosphere of Phillippa Gregory's A Respectable Trade, Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa's groundbreaking novel illuminates a little discussed aspect of history-the Puerto Rican Atlantic Slave Trade-witnessed through the experiences of Pola, an African captive used as a breeder to bear more slaves.
A Woman of Endurance, set in nineteenth-century Puerto Rican plantation society, follows Pola, a deeply spiritual African woman who is
n Storie oor twee dapper tieners, Johannes en Dina, tydens die dodelike griepepidemie van 1918. As die enigste oorlewendes uit hul gesinne op twee buurplase in die Sandveld kruis hul paaie met oom Andries, 'n dorpenaar wat ook sy hele gesin verloor het.
Soldier turned solicitor Lord Merritt Rivers has dedicated his life to upholding the law. He patrols the streets faithfully, hoping to stop criminals before they can commit their crimes. If he'd been so diligent before, he might have been able to save his fiancee...
When he meets thief-taker Veronica Chase, he's enchanted - she's smart, challenging, and attractive. But she's also hiding a secret past, one that's not as noble as she's led Merritt to believe. And when he discovers the truth, it
'She has a talent amounting to genius' John Updike
Don Juan, that notorious libertine, has disappeared. Has he been dragged down to hell by demons, as rumoured - or has he escaped? Dona Ana, the woman he tried to seduce, will stop at nothing to discover the truth. Set in a rural eighteenth-century Spain rife with suspicion and cruelty, and featuring a glorious cast of peasants, aristocrats and vengeful ghosts, this moving, surprising tragicomedy is also Sylvia Townsend Warner's response to the
Secrets to reveal, legends to unravel, and a love to fight for...
Peter Rathbone, Duke of Compton, is mourning the loss of his sister, but the work of keeping his deteriorating estate afloat is never done. When Miss Ada Grandison, a close friend of Delia's, arrives with a mysterious letter that she claims holds the secret to saving the family home, Peter is skeptical to say the least...
Ada is desperate to do whatever she can to help the Rathbone family. The note Delia left behind leads Ada
For fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz
'Heart-wrenching. Emotional. A powerful story of wartime love and devotion' Glynis Peters, author of The Secret Orphan
A powerful and incredibly moving historical novel inspired by an untold story of the Second World War.
A breathtaking new novel that asks the question: what if Anne Frank survived the Holocaust?
In 1945, aged sixteen, Anne Frank walks out of the liberated Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and into a new life as a survivor of the Holocaust. Returning to Amsterdam, she is reunited with her beloved father. Yet Anne feels like a ghost. In the city where she and her family were betrayed, Anne struggles to let go of the horrors she witnessed, to forget the cruel death of her mother and her sister Marg
It is hard to be an exile ... But it is harder to return. Through the hills and dales of the Eastern Cape, Stephen (Malusi) Mzamane, a young Anglican priest, must journey to his mother’s rural home to inform her of his elder brother’s death.
The story of Black Jesus follows a young South African who comes to discover that his family has long owed a huge spiritual debt to which he has to repay. The book follows him on his journey of being entrusted by the spirits to go do what has been written a very long long long time ago.
Die sekerheid, dink Hendriena ’n bietjie onthuts. Die onaantasbare sekerheid. Vir hom is dit net die nuwe land, die nuwe grond – die nuwe begin – verder niks. Wat sal van hom word as dit ooit geskend moet word?. Dit is Desember 1840 en Rudolf Dreyer en sy gesin is besig om aan ’n nuwe lewe te bou in die Republiek van Natal.
Dit is twee jaar voor die Anglo-Boereoorlog uitbreek. Daniel met sy horrelvoet en sy ongeneeslike begeerte na die meisie wat hom verraai het, het die goeie weg gekies, waarvoor hy liefde en toewyding van sy vrou Anna ontvang. Anna, die verstandige en opregte, sy wat so begeer dat haar man net moet se hy het haar lief.
Die storie van Amraal en sy mense begin by die Hantam, strek deur Namakwaland, Pella en die suide van Namibie tot in Gobabis. 'n Oorrompelende historiese roman wat 'n verswee geskiedenis oopskryf, ook die geskiedenis van Afrikaans.
THE CLASSIC NOVEL FROM THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING TONI MORRISON`A triumph' Margaret Atwood, New York Review of BooksIt is the mid-1800s and as slavery looks to be coming to an end, Sethe is haunted by the violent trauma it wrought on her former enslaved life at Sweet Home, Kentucky.