Philida

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LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2012.

An unforgettable story of a woman determined to find her freedom - set in South Africa in 1830s, as slavery was about to be abolished.

 
Philida, André Brink

The year is 1832 and the Cape is rife with rumours about the liberation of slaves. Philida is the mother of four children by Francois Brink, the son of her master.

Francois has reneged on his promise to set her free and his father has ordered him to marry a white woman from a prominent family, selling Philida on to owners in the harsh country in the north. Unwilling to accept this fate, Philida tests the limits of her freedom by setting off on a journey. She travels across the great wilderness to the far north of Cape Town - determined to survive and be free.

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2012.

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  • Paperback
    $19.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780099578758
    Published: 01/03/2013
    Imprint: Vintage
    Extent: 320 pages
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    ISBN: 9781448139705
    Published: 31/07/2012
    Imprint: Vintage Digital
    Extent: 320 pages
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André Brink

André Brink

Andre Brink (1935 - 2015) was one of South Africa's most prominent writers and is the author of several novels, including A Dry White Season, Imaginings Of Sand, The Rights of Desire, The Other Side Of Silence and Philida. He has won South Africa's most important literay prize, the CNA Award, three times and has thrice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

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