The Lie of the Land
ISBN: 9991642358
EAN13: 9789991642352
Language: English
Publication Date: Jun 29, 2017
Pages: 202
Weight: 1 lbs.
Format: Paperback

The Lie of the Land

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The Lie of the Land is a novel set against the background of the German colonial wars in Namibia in the early 1900s. The central character is an academic in linguistics who occasionally acts as a British agent. He is a cynical, private individual who sees himself as a neutral observer but is eventually forced to take sides when he witnesses the atrocities of the Herero and Nama genocide and, above all, meets a young Nama woman who enchants him. The novel explores the shifting nature of the oppressor and the oppressed.

Despite the unfolding tragic events, the story is lightened by surprising bursts of humour, and is ultimately a love story.

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