The Afrikaner

April 1, 2019|
The Afrikaner by Arianna Dagnino
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Zoe Du Plessis's story unfolds against the backdrop of 1996 South Africa, caught in the turmoil of the transition from the Apartheid regime to the first democratically elected black government. A paleoanthropologist at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, her world collapses when her lover and colleague, Dario Oldani, is killed during a fatal carjacking.

Clinging to her late companion's memory, Zoe sets off to the merciless Kalahari Desert to continue his fieldwork. It's the beginning of an inner journey during which Zoe comes to terms with her sense of guilt as a privileged white Afrikaner while also confronting a secret that has hung over her family for generations. During a brief visit back home, Zoe meets an unlikely lover in Kurt, a legendary South African writer with a troubled past.

The conclusion spirals the reader into a new perspective, where atonement seems to be inextricably linked to an act of creative imagination.

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 current...
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Title:The Afrikaner
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Product dimensions:285 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.65 in
Shipping dimensions:285 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.65 in
Published:April 1, 2019
Publisher:Guernica Editions
Language:English
ISBN - 13:9781771833578

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