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The Heart of Redness


A superb new novel by an award-winning author. The background is the Eastern Cape, where in the 1850s, a 16-year-old prophetess, Nongqawuse, instructed the Xhosa nation to kill all their cattle and destroy their crops. She foretold that on an appointed day, the dead would arise, the kraals would be full of cattle, the silos full of fresh grain, and the white colonists and others who did not believe in her would be swept into the sea. Mda weaves a captivating story about a family caught up in the events of the 1850s, and ...

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The Heart of Redness
2003, Picador USA, New York

ISBN-13: 9780312421748

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The Heart of Redness
2002, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374528348


The Heart of Redness
2001, Oxford University Press Southern Africa, Goodwood

ISBN-13: 9780195714777


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