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Publisher Comments:

"Brink blends history with invention and African myth . . . This bloody fable, rooted in bloody reality, is one of Brink's most powerful works."-Los Angeles Times Book Review

Hanna X is a young German woman who wants to escape her tortured childhood by moving to her country's colony in South-West Africa. Upon arriving, however, she is confronted with the harsh realities of colonial life. For resisting the advances of a German officer, she is banished to Frauenstein, a phantasmagoric outpost that is at once a prison, nunnery, and brothel. When the drunken excesses of visiting soldiers threaten the young girl who has become her only companion, Hanna revolts.

Mounting a ragtag army of women and native victims of colonial brutality, she sets out on an epic journey to take on the German Reich. Combining the history of colonialism with the myths of Africa, this is an exquisitely written tale of suffering, violence, revenge, and love.

André Brink has won South Africa's major literary prize, the CAN, three times and has twice been short-listed for the Booker Prize. He lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

Synopsis:

With years of abuse behind her and a bleak future ahead, a young German woman dreams of her country's colony in South-West Africa. When she learns of the women being transported to the colony to attend to the needs of male settlers, Hanna X takes the leap.

In Africa she is confronted with the harsh realities of colonial life. For resisting the advances of a German officer, she is banished to Frauenstein, a phantasmagoric outpost that is at once a "prison, nunnery, brothel, and shithouse." When the drunken excesses of visiting soldiers threaten the young girl who has become her only companion, Hanna revolts.

Mounting a ragtag army of women and native victims of brutality, she sets out on an epic journey to take on the German Reich. Combining the history of colonialism with the myths of Africa, this is an exquisitely written tale of suffering, violence, revenge, and, simply, love.

Synopsis:

PRAISE FOR ANDRÉ BRINK

"Peter Carey, Garcia Marquez, Solzhenitsyn: André Brink must be considered with that class of writer." - The Guardian (London)

PRAISE FOR THE RIGHTS OF DESIRE

"Whoever reads this lyrical, deeply moral novel cannot expect to remain unmoved." - Boston Review

PRAISE FOR DEVIL'S VALLEY

"Wildly imaginative fiction." - The Boston Globe

"Colorful, idiosyncratic characters, larger than life, populate the pages and stay with one long after the book is closed." - The Seattle Times

PRAISE FOR A DRY WHITE SEASON

"A powerful and provocative work, highly charged and political . . . A literary achievement of the first rank." - Houston Chronicle

About the Author

ANDRÉ BRINK has won South Africas literary prize, the CNA, three times, and has twice been short-listed for the Booker Prize. He lives in Cape Town, South Africa

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156029643
Author:
Brink, Andre
Publisher:
Harvest Books
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Subject:
Literary
Subject:
War
Subject:
Historical - General
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General Fiction
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General Fiction
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
Historical
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Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 9.99 lb

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Product details 320 pages Harvest Books - English 9780156029643 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
With years of abuse behind her and a bleak future ahead, a young German woman dreams of her country's colony in South-West Africa. When she learns of the women being transported to the colony to attend to the needs of male settlers, Hanna X takes the leap.

In Africa she is confronted with the harsh realities of colonial life. For resisting the advances of a German officer, she is banished to Frauenstein, a phantasmagoric outpost that is at once a "prison, nunnery, brothel, and shithouse." When the drunken excesses of visiting soldiers threaten the young girl who has become her only companion, Hanna revolts.

Mounting a ragtag army of women and native victims of brutality, she sets out on an epic journey to take on the German Reich. Combining the history of colonialism with the myths of Africa, this is an exquisitely written tale of suffering, violence, revenge, and, simply, love.

"Synopsis" by ,
PRAISE FOR ANDRÉ BRINK

"Peter Carey, Garcia Marquez, Solzhenitsyn: André Brink must be considered with that class of writer." - The Guardian (London)

PRAISE FOR THE RIGHTS OF DESIRE

"Whoever reads this lyrical, deeply moral novel cannot expect to remain unmoved." - Boston Review

PRAISE FOR DEVIL'S VALLEY

"Wildly imaginative fiction." - The Boston Globe

"Colorful, idiosyncratic characters, larger than life, populate the pages and stay with one long after the book is closed." - The Seattle Times

PRAISE FOR A DRY WHITE SEASON

"A powerful and provocative work, highly charged and political . . . A literary achievement of the first rank." - Houston Chronicle

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