In his early years, growing up on a Dutch farm in the deep interior of the southern African Cape, Cupido Cockroach became the greatest drinker, liar, fornicator and fighter of his region. Coming under the spell of a woman, the soap-boiler Anna, and particularly under the influence of the great Dr Johannes Theodorus van der Kemp of the London Missionary Society, whose own early profligate life dramatically changed course after a tragedy in Holland inspired him to dedicate himself to the abused native peoples of Southern ...

Praying Mantis 2005, Secker & Warburg, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780436206016


Praying Mantis 2005, Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, Lodnon

ISBN-13: 9780436206054

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