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Philida : a novel

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.

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  • "It's 1832. Philida is the mother of four children by Francois Brink, the son of her master. The Cape is rife with rumours about the liberation of the slaves and Philida risks 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."
  • ""Afrique du Sud, 1832. La jeune esclave Philida, tricoteuse du domaine Zandvliet, a eu quatre enfants avec François Brink, le fils de son maître. Lorsqu'il se voit contraint d'épouser une femme issue d'une grande famille du Cap, dont la fortune pourrait sauver l'exploitation familiale, François trahit sa promesse d'affranchir Philida, et envisage de la vendre dans le Nord du pays. Celle-ci décide alors d'aller porter plainte contre la famille Bink auprès du protecteur des esclaves. Tandis que les rumeurs d'une proche émancipation se répandent de la grande ville aux fermes reculées - l'abolition de l'esclavage dans l'Empire britannique sera proclamée en 1833 -, l'opiniâtre Philida brise peu à peu ses entraves au fil d'un chemin jalonné de luttes, de souffrance, de révélations, d'espoir. À partir d'un épisode de son histoire familiale, André Brink compose un roman à la langue poétique, âpre et sensuelle. Parce qu'il n'est pas de justice sans sincérité, ni d'indépendance sans langage, il orchestre un chœur de voix narratives offrant à chacun l'occasion de dire sa vérité. Murmures, prières et cris scandent ainsi un hymne à la liberté rêvée, qui donne son souffle à ce récit puissant."--Back cover."
  • "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."@en
  • ""André 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."

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  • "Roman sud-africain de langue anglaise"
  • "Historical fiction"
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  • "Fiction"
  • "Adventure stories"
  • "History"
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  • "Electronic books"
  • "Large type books"
  • "Littérature sud-africaine de langue anglaise"

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