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Islands

Author: Dan Sleigh; André P Brink
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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"Islands covers the first fifty years of the Dutch settlement at the Cape of Good Hope in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. For the indigenous peoples it is the beginning of the end of a way of life in close interaction with the land, its seasons and rhythms, its harshness and abundance." "Through the life stories of seven men who are involved with beautiful Pieternella, the daughter of the first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Sleigh; André P Brink
ISBN: 015101115X 9780151011155
OCLC Number: 57692119
Description: 758 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Voices from the Sea --
The Remaking of Chief Harry --
Peter Havgard --
The Fisherman --
The Postkeeper --
Red Dawn --
Sapitahu --
The Clerk.
Other Titles: Eilande.
Responsibility: Dan Sleigh ; translated from the Afrikaans by André Brink.
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"Islands covers the first fifty years of the Dutch settlement at the Cape of Good Hope in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. For the indigenous peoples it is the beginning of the end of a way of life in close interaction with the land, its seasons and rhythms, its harshness and abundance." "Through the life stories of seven men who are involved with beautiful Pieternella, the daughter of the first mixed marriage of the new colony, whole new geographies and new dimensions of experience emerge, new sources and modes of power. And behind these men loom the ones who make the decisions, the commanders and governors and captains, and the still greater, more shadowy potentates, the Lords Seventeen, who are in charge of the Dutch East India Company."--BOOK JACKET.

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