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Martha – A Story About the Black Countess of Stamford


Author: Winnie Rust

Soft cover, 224 pages

ISBN: 978-0-620-46454-3

Price: R140,00



Martha Solomons is a simple woman, the daughter of a freed slave. Harry Grey is a priest from the British aristocracy, sent to the Cape Colony of the mid-nineteenth century because of bad behaviour. In the rugged Namaqualand their paths cross and a bond of love develops that stays with them throughout the contrasting landscapes of their lives.


Based on the lives of Martha Solomons and Harry Grey, this fascinating story was first published in Afrikaans, and was runner-up for the MNet-Jan Rabie Literary Award. Elsa Silke's masterful translation retains the spirit and the essence of the era in which this historical novel is set.

                           

Algemeen/ 

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Ingrid Jonker - A Poet’s Life

by biographer Petrovna Metelerkamp


Ingrid Jonker, A Poet’s Life


The first comprehensive biographical publication on the life of this young South African poet Ingrid Jonker who became an icon and a legend. Ingrid Jonker drowned at the age of 31.

'She was both a poet and a South African. She was both an Afrikaner and an African. She was both an artist and a human being. In the midst of despair, she celebrated hope. Confronted by death, she asserted the beaurty of life.'

Nelson Mandela