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Philida is the mother of four children by Francois Brink, the son of her master. The year is 1832 and the Cape is rife with rumours about the liberation of the slaves. Philida decides to risk her whole life by lodging a complaint against Francois, who has reneged on his promise to set her free.
About the Author
ANDRe BRINK is the author of several novels in English, including "A Dry White Season, Imaginings of Sand, The Rights of Desire" and "The Other Side of Silence." He has won South Africa's most important literary prize, the CNA Award, three times and has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize.