The Afrikaner
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The Afrikaner

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A hijacking in deeper Johannesburg goes horribly wrong. Zoe du Plessis, a paleontologist of Afrikaner origin, is suddenly confronted with her family's secret, seemingly wrapped in an old Xhosa's spell. As she heads for the Kalahari Desert in search of early human fossils, Zoe embarks on an inner journey into the unredeemable sense of guilt haunting her white tribe. She reluctantly seeks salvation in the love of a man scarred by South Africa's darker past.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 285 pages
  • 125 x 205 x 10.16mm | 304g
  • Toronto, Canada
  • English
  • 1771833572
  • 9781771833578
  • 756,277

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A hijacking in deeper Johannesburg goes horribly wrong.?Zoe du Plessis, a paleontologist of Afrikaner origin, is suddenly confronted with her family's secret, seemingly wrapped in?an old Xhosa's spell. As she heads for the Kalahari Desert in search of early?human fossils, Zoe embarks on an inner journey into the unredeemable sense of guilt haunting her white tribe. She reluctantly seeks salvation in the love of a man scarred by South Africa's darker past.?
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Review quote

A clever, fresh and widely resonating novel whose international, globalizing streak rescues us from stale and overly provincial atmospheres. -- Dr. Carlo Testa, The University of British Columbia
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About Arianna Dagnino

In her career as an international reporter, literary translator and academic researcher, Arianna Dagnino has lived in many countries, including a five-year stint in South Africa. The author of several books on the impact of global mobility, science and new technologies, she holds a PhD from the University of South Australia and currently teaches at the University of British Columbia.
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