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An Instant in the Wind

An Instant in the Wind

In early 1749 a white woman and a black man are stranded in the wilderness of the South African interior. She is an educated woman, totally helpless in the wilds. He is a runaway slave. They know only each other. At first their relationship is guarded, poisoned by the black and white in them both. But hesitantly there emerges between them a fellowship that engulfs their most private selves, as they face the long trek back to civilisation.

About the Author

André Brink

Andre Brink was born in May 1935 in Vrede, South Africa.  He has been made a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters and awarded the Legion of Honour by the French government.  In 1992 he was awarded the Monismanien Human Rights Award from the University of Uppsala, for making known the injustice of apartheid to the wider world.  His novels include An Instant in the Wind and Rumours of Rain, both of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize and Before I Forget and Praying Mantis.

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