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The Afrikaner

Written by: Arianna Dagnino
Narrated by: Dennis Kleinman
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Publisher's Summary

"A powerful tale of human connection set in the great African wilderness. Bold, ethnically diverse, visually dramatic."

When a car-jacking in Johannesburg leads to the death of her colleague and lover, Zoe du Plessis, a palaeontologist of Afrikaner origin, is confronted with her family’s secret. As she heads for the Kalahari Desert in search of early human fossils, Zoe embarks on an inner journey into the sense of guilt haunting her people. Meaningful encounters with a San Bushman shaman, a legendary but troubled writer, a Zulu Border War veteran, and her ancestors’ diaries will reshape Zoe's sense of identity.

©2019 Arianna Dagnino (P)2021 Arianna Dagnino

What the critics say

"An entrancing novel.... Dagnino's writing demonstrates the value of restoring to the storyteller a fundamental mandate, i.e. to chronicle the Zeitgeist (the spirit of the times) wherever it may be, and especially in a country whose history has touched all of us." (Ian Thomas Shaw, The Ottawa Review of Books)

"If I were a dedicated film producer like the late David O. Selznick, I would obtain the film and TV rights of The Afrikaner before anyone else snaps them up, and turn it into another ‘Gone with the Wind.'" (John Harte, Hunt for a Double Spy)

"A clever, fresh and widely resonating novel whose international, globalizing streak rescues us from stale and overly provincial atmospheres." (Dr. Carlo Testa, The University of British Columbia)

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