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Expedition to the Baobab Tree A Novel

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ISBN-10: 1935744925

ISBN-13: 9781935744924

Edition: 2015

Authors: Wilma Stockenstrom, J. M. Coetzee

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A slave woman is the only survivor of a failed expedition into the depths of Africa. She shelters in the hollow trunk of a baobab tree where she relives her earlier existence in a state of increasing isolation. How she was captured in her hometown and taken away as a child, her life in a harbor city on the eastern coast as servant to different masters, her journey with her last owner and protector, and her life in the baobab tree.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Steerforth Press
Publication date: 4/15/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 6.04" wide x 7.49" long x 0.42" tall
Weight: 0.440

WILMA STOCKENSTROM is a well-established poet, novelist and dramatist, as well as a professional actress, appearing on stage, television and in film. She was born on August 7, 1933 in the small village of Napier in the wheat-growing Southern Cape. She obtained a BA degree in drama from the University of Stellenbosch in 1952. After a year of broadcasting in Cape Town, she moved to Pretoria, where she lived for many years, working as an actress for the stage and television. She and her husband, the linguist, Ants Kirsipuu, settled in Cape Town in 1993, where she still lives after his death early in 2003.

J.M. Coetzee's full name is John Michael Coetzee. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1940, Coetzee is a writer and critic who uses the political situation in his homeland as a backdrop for many of his novels. Coetzee published his first work of fiction, Dusklands, in 1974. Another book, Boyhood, loosely chronicles an unhappy time in Coetzee's childhood when his family moved from Cape Town to the more remote and unenlightened city of Worcester. Other Coetzee novels are In the Heart of the Country and Waiting for the Barbarians. Coetzee's critical works include White Writing and Giving Offense: Essays on Censorship. Coetzee is a two-time recipient of the Booker Prize and in 2003, he won the…