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Half-African, half-Indian and beautiful, Tandia is just a teenager when she is brutally attacked and violated by the South African police. Tandia sat waiting anxiously for the fight to begin between the man she loved the most and the man she hated the most in the is a child of all Africa. Buy Tandia by Bryce Courtenay from Waterstones today! Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £

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I had to put it down for days at a time due to the depth of despair and brutal violence, especially against women. Patel kicks her out of the dark corrugated-iron shed in the back yard, her only house, her situation has been changed more drastically than she expected.

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Did anyone else have this happen? To view it, click here. Maybe being a white South African I just wanted to be an ostrich and put my head under the sand? If you decide to read “The Power of One”, do yourself a favor and stop while you’re ahead. Usually, Courtenay replaces characters with others who are just as interesting in his Another great book by Bryce Courtenay, read by Humphrey Bower.

Sep 13, Rita Chapman rated it it was amazing. View all 4 comments. Feb 10, Heather Browning rated it liked it Shelves: By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

I’m afraid I am another ‘Power of One’ fan. Brilliant in its literary delivery, Courtenay pulls the reader in and leaves them wanting so much more, while some will surely remain disgusted by the abhorrent treatment by the Afrikaner population.

Tandia illustrated what the non-whites in South Africa suffered, and brutally so. Looking for beautiful books? Mar 19, Dolors rated it really liked it Shelves: There are moments of friendship, superstition, destiny and love in this book, but ultimately it is a story of fighting. It was a somewhat isolated community and I grew up among farm folk and the African people.


He would have loved Tandia honestly and openly and raised their child to become a future leader. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Usually, Courtenay replaces characters with others who are just as interesting in his narrative. See all 7 questions about Tandia…. Read both of these stories and enjoy storytelling and life lessons as you never have before. I have lived all my Australian life in Sydney the nicest place on earth and, until I started writing fiction, made my career in advertising working as a copywriter and creative director.

I picked up this book is a continuation of the power of one which was absolutely brilliant. Courtenay offers up a front row seat to the reader, hoping they will better understand what went on.

I got rid of it so I wouldn’t have it in the house. Even the hate come back easily.

The book has a much darker slant than its prequel, which is refreshing in some ways; as the prequel was at times too good to be true. Re-reading this book has solidified why I have come to call you one of my favourite authors of all times. At the age of 55 I decided to take the plunge. However, the effort is worth it. I had been telling stories since the age of five and had always known I would be a writer some day, though life kept getting in the way until I realised that it was couurtenay now or never.

I thought Power of One was special.

Tandia (Africa #2), by Bryce Courtenay

I felt he struggled with Tandia, much more tha OK, I finished the book about 2 weeks ago and my heart is still broken. True, his books are long and tangential, but, like a well-paced journey, they permit the reader to gather many wonderful nuggets of information from page to page.

Courteany I do not condone this whatsoever, I have always been very interested in the apartheid mentality and how the Afrikaners justified it to the world. For me, this started really strong but didn’t end so well. This site uses cookies.


One such boy, the Tadpole Angel, is white, but appears to have the love of all the people, as he is happy not to look at the colour of your skin, but the person inside. It is a good story. The unpleasantness is in the telling of the story of apartheid. This was what one of the protagonist, Peekay, struggled to do.

It tarnished my memory of Peekay. The real PeeKay taandia have ambushed him several times because of this, but the cowardly PeeKay was content, no, obsessed with running and hiding.

Aug 21, Katherine rated it it was ok Shelves: She joins the law firm formed by Peekay and Hymie and is dedicated to providing counsel to the under-represented black and coloured population of South Africa.

Some may find his writing to be both excessive and too much to digest in a single novel or both gandia and the previous novelbut it is this that makes the books even more enjoyable.

Tandia by Bryce Courtenay – Penguin Books Australia

Benita gave me three splendid sons, Brett, Adam and Damon. But as a warning do not try to circumvent its reading by watching the movie!!! One such boy, the Tadpole Angel, is white, but appears to have the love of all the people, as he is happy not to look at the colour of your skin, but the person inside. But it does not have the wit or sensitivity of the power of one. Immediately you are affronted by the brutality of her rape and the ongoing complicit behaviour an This is undoubtedly one of my favourite novels.

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