About this book
A new novel from the twice Booker shortlisted author, about a woman determined to find her freedom. Set in South Africa in the 1830s, as slavery was about to be abolished. From the author of "A Dry White Season" and "The Other Side Of Silence".
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.