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Wildvreemd | General Fiction

Carina Stander

Tafelberg

Nine years ago a stranger of uncertain origin moved into the Ruig – a stretch of forest at the river’s edge in the Waterberg of Limpopo. In the years thereafter she became an extraordinary bee-keeper and became locked in a single-handed struggle with illegal hunters. Once a month she would walk down to the village, but after all these years she still got the gossipers’ tongues wagging: The fire, she caused it . . . She poisons little boys . . . The mark on her throat, that’s where the hyena bit her, that’s why she’s mute . . . She’s a dangerous woman. A witch, a whore. Mad.

In Wildvreemd eight first-person narrators reveal their guilt and fragility. Each individual has a unique weakness and individual strength, but the big common denominator is a remarkable weirdness that makes each remain an outsider in their own freakish way – a wildvreemdeling. This is a story about slaughter, the unspeakable, and about freedom, especially freedom.

Carina reads from Wildvreemd.

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Wildvreemd | General Fiction


Author: Carina Stander
Category: General Fiction
ISBN: 9780624053392
Date Released: 26 September 2011
Price (incl. VAT): R 256.00
Format: Soft cover, 224pp

About this author

Carina Stander


Carina Stander was born in 1976 in the Waterberg region. Apart from being an artist she is also an award-winning freelance journalist, She currently lives...

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