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Title:
Red Dog
Written by:
Willem Anker 
Read by:
Peter Noble 
Format:
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
15 
Duration:
16 hours 34 minutes 
Published:
January 01 2021 
Available Date:
January 01 2021 
Age Category:
Adult 
ISBN:
9781867509264 
Genres:
Fiction; Foreign Fiction; Historical Fiction; Literary Fiction 
Publisher:
Bolinda/Audible audio 
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Red Dog is a blistering, brutal novel of the South African frontier from a major new literary voice from the award-winning author Willem Anker.

At the end of the 18th century, a giant strides the Cape Colony frontier. Coenraad de Buys is a legend, a polygamist, a swindler and a big talker; a rebel who fights with Xhosa chieftains against the Boers and British; the fierce patriarch of a sprawling mixed-race family with a veritable tribe of followers; a savage enemy and a loyal ally. Like the wild dogs who are always at his heels, he roams the shifting landscape of Southern Africa, hungry and spoiling for a fight. This is his story; the story of his country and of a blood-soaked history. Red Dog is a brilliant, fiercely powerful novel – a wild, epic tale of Africa in a time before boundaries between cultures and peoples were fixed. Warning: this audiobook contains the word ‘Caffre’ to refer to people from Caffreland, as was current usage at the time in which the book is set. While the term, irrespective of spelling, has always had racist overtones, 'Caffre' should not be taken as identical with the modern racial slur which is pronounced in the same way (a distinction easily identifiable in the written text). Please note that the intention in the novel is to refer to ‘Caffre’, as it would have been used in its historical context.

'Sensational ... Anker writes like a talented demon.'
The Times

'Epic ... there is no mistaking its energy and imagination.'
Sunday Times

'Ambitious ... brings South Africa's bloody birth to life.'
The Spectator

'The Afrikaans equivalent of the postmodern cowboys-and-Indians tales of Cormac McCarthy.'
Rian Malan

'Extremely wild, dramatic, original, dangerous and riveting. It is a literary experience that I will not forget.'
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