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The Resource Philida : a novel, Andre Brink

Philida : a novel, Andre Brink

Label
Philida : a novel
Title
Philida
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Andre Brink
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Andre Brink--'one of South Africa's greatest novelists' (The Telegraph)--gives us his most powerful novel yet; the truly unforgettable story of a female slave, and her fierce determination to survive and to be free"--Amazon
Summary
Soon there must come a day when I can say for myself: This and that I shall do, this and that I shall not. 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. His father has ordered him to marry a white woman from a prominent Cape Town family, and Philida will be sold on to owners in the harsh country up north. Unwilling to accept this fate, Philida continues to test the limits of her freedom, and with the Muslim slave Labyn she sets off on a journey across the great wilderness on the banks of the Gariep River, to the far north of Cape Town. "Philida" is an unforgettable story of one woman's determination to survive and be free.
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Award
Amelia Bloomer List, 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10167427
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Philida : a novel, Andre Brink
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: London : H. Secker, 2010
  • "A Vintage International original"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780345805034
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2012031043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
HISTORICAL FICTION
System control number
  • (OCoLC)806993465
  • ocn806993465
  • OCoLC
Label
Philida : a novel, Andre Brink
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: London : H. Secker, 2010
  • "A Vintage International original"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780345805034
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2012031043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
HISTORICAL FICTION
System control number
  • (OCoLC)806993465
  • ocn806993465
  • OCoLC

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