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An Instant In The Wind André Brink

An Instant In The Wind

André Brink

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ISBN : 9780688031343
251 pages
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The year is 1749, when the Boers ruled South Africa. And so it has come to his Baas final command to his Hottentot slave Adam, to flog his mother, because she refuses to prune the masters vineyard in order to attend her own beloved mothersMoreThe year is 1749, when the Boers ruled South Africa. And so it has come to his Baas final command to his Hottentot slave Adam, to flog his mother, because she refuses to prune the masters vineyard in order to attend her own beloved mothers funeral. When he refuses to do so, and his Baas smashes his face with a piece of wood, Adam turns on him, and beats him almost to death. Then he flees to South Africas veld. There he comes to the rescue of Elizabeth, a white woman, and the only person to survive her husbands expedition in the vast South African interior. Alone and terrified, she pleads with the runaway slave to bring her back to the Cape and her home. Adam agrees because he believes that by rescuing Elizabeth, he will be awarded his own freedom.This, then is the stunning story of their trek together, how they find in each other their mutual need and humanity and finally how their days together turn into an unforgettable, tender love story.