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Tandia (Africa #2), by Bryce Courtenay – Book Reviews to Ponder

Jan 22, Ted L. The novel combines well-developed characters with a plot that is rich with detail and shakes the reader to the core as the political events and police implementation come to life on the page. Book ratings by Goodreads.

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.

I came to Australia because I was banned from returning to my own country. It follows the story of a young womanTandia, who was brutally raped and then banished from her own home.

Other books in the series. Additionally, just like “the Judge” from The Power of One, there is a character by the name of Colonel Janie Geldenheius who despises Peekay, Tandia, and will do everything possible to destroy their pursuit of justice. Life for and around Tandia follows but it is always with an anticipation of hate, fear and courgenay. Aug 21, Katherine rated it it was ok Shelves: I felt like this book just went on and on, without any real aim In South Africa, during a time when apartheid was at its worst, Courtenay tells a story of txndia oppressed people worked together with those who sought justice against the inhumane dictators of the country and those who supported it.


While Peekay and Hymie Morrie in the American version go to Britain to read law at Oxford University, they want to conquer the world boxing field, Peekay as world welterweight champion and Hymie as Peekay’s manager.

Courtenay uses an interesting formula in his writing, which the attentive reader will discover as they meander throughout his novels, this one being no exception. I have never before seen such a striking switch in an author’s perspective. It’s a long one. This one I did not want to end. Courtenay offers up a front row seat to the reader, hoping they will better understand what went on.

One can only imagine the strife in which South Africa found itself in the s and 60s, with the apartheid momentum gaining and the deprivation of the non-white population fourtenay its zenith. This book provides insight into the formalization of apartheid after World War II.

Want tandiw Read Currently Reading Read. With Geldenhuis also on the boxing scene, Tandia is terrified that she will see him again, his ruthless ways leaving scars deeper than the ones he has delivered to her skin.

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The unpleasantness is in brjce telling of the story of apartheid. Police officer Jannie Geldenhuis holds his power over her and, with nowhere else to go, Tandia is stuck signing a false statement of facts to save her life. While Courtenay turned away from writing about his homeland after this piece, there are many other novels which turn their focus to his adopted country of Australia.

Lists with This Book. It was a somewhat isolated community and I grew up among farm folk and the African people.


The sequel to his extremely popular The Power of One brgce, this novel seeks to look at South African political and social transformation regression? 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 either now or never.

I certainly read this much faster and I’m certain it’s because this was available as an e-reader, and I got the narrated version, so I could toggle between reading and listening, while at the gym. Those two reasoning combined was enough justification for them.

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Tandia (Africa #2), by Bryce Courtenay

Ugh, I did it again: I just thought it was too dark, very sexual and didn’t ever introduce Peekay from the first book. Courtenay inundates the reader with names and characteristics, which may cause some to stumble or require crib notes, but, rest assured, it is well worth the temporary confusion.

And yet, the economic disparity now is such that the poor live courtena slaves. It tarnished my memory of Peekay. It was a wonderfully told story that I caught myself thin Spoiler Alert!

Tandia First edition cover. Their growing love is very dangerous tandix it leads them into the most fearful consequences. Tandia is a child of Africa: She felt very taneia and was very compelling at the beginning, but as the book go I loved The Power of One and really looked forward to reading Tandia. Now he must fight their common enemy in order to save both their lives.

Then, how could one break this system of hate and violence?