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The Burning Land - George Alagiah

The Burning Land - George Alagiah
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Title: The Burning Land

Author:  George Alagiah

ISBN:  9781786897923

Weight:  789g

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The Burning Land by George Alagiah

‘It was never meant to be like this.  Sabotage, yes.  Propaganda, yes.  All of that and more – but not this.  Not murder.’

South Africa has become a powder keg.  Its precious land is being sold off to the highest bidders while the country’s corrupt elite pocket the profits.  As the dreams and hopes of its people are threatened, frustration turns to violence.  With the shocking murder of one of the country’s bright young hopes, the fuse is well and truly lit.

When conflict mediator Lindi returns home to the country of her birth she is reunited with her childhood friend Kagiso.  Suddenly the professional becomes deeply personal and they find themselves at the heart of the chaos.  They have just days to save themselves and the country they love, even as events are set in motion that no one, least of all they, can control.

Peer & Press Reviews

George Alagiah manages to give us the best of both worlds: an absorbing, pacy thriller with great political depth.

Tahmima Anam, author of The Bones of Grace

As an insight into the machinations of life in a contemporary South Africa… it is a real eye-opener.

Bookmunch

A suspenseful and enlightening novel that portrays the extreme violence in the new South Africa with authority, precision of detail, and the kind of insight that makes the different factions and characters caught in the midst of the drama come vividly to life.

Sheila Kohler, author of Dreaming for Freud

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Title The Burning Land
Author
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher Canongate Books
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 13 9781786897923
ISBN 10 178689792X
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 258
Size (h x w x d) 241 x 162 x 25mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Jeff Overs
Jacket design Gill Heeley
Jacket image Getty Images (smoke)

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