Philida

Philida

By André Brink

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.

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

9780099578758

March 1, 2013

Vintage

RRP $22.99

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9781448139705

July 31, 2012

Vintage Digital

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