With the rescue of a Bushman from a horrible death, life at Hunter's Drift changes dramatically for Francois. His subsequent secret friendship with ...Show synopsisWith the rescue of a Bushman from a horrible death, life at Hunter's Drift changes dramatically for Francois. His subsequent secret friendship with the outcast Xhabbo; the strange pilgrimage to the distant kraal of uLangalibalela, the greatest of all witchdoctors; and his extraordinary encounter and relationship with Luciana Monckton are interwoven with the magnificent and mysterious happenings in the African bush. Highlighting the conflicts between the African and European cultures, the story gathers pace and culminates in a strangely-omened climax.Hide synopsis
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Great adult/youn adult book about a thirteen year old boy, only child growing up in the central African bush under the influence of Bantu, Bushmen, Heugenot French and British and South African Afrikaans peoples. The epic story ends in the sequel "A Far Off Place"
Great use of religious and native influences in forming his character. His bond to his Ridgeback, Hintza, is a highlight of both books.
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