Philida

Paperback | October 14, 2013

byAndre Brink

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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 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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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 to owners in the hars...

ANDRÉ 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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.75 × 5.11 × 0.92 inPublished:October 14, 2013Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099578751

ISBN - 13:9780099578758

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