Capturing the Spoor: An Exploration of Southern African Rock Art
Set in Swaziland, this novel explores the landscape of childhood on two levels: at the surface, the life of a young white child and her brother in an English colonial environment and, beneath, the current of traditional African values, change and upheaval.
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