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  • Published: 5 June 2006
  • ISBN: 9780143004547
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 800
  • RRP: $30.00

Tandia




Half-African, half-Indian and beautiful, Tandia is just a teenager when she is brutally attacked and violated by the South African police. Desperately afraid and consumed by hatred for the white man, Tandia seeks refuge in a brothel deep in the veld. There she learns to use her brilliant mind and extraordinary looks as weapons for the battles that lie ahead: she trains as a terrorist. But then Tandia meets a man with a past as strange as her own: Peekay, an Oxford undergraduate who is also the challenger for the world welterweight boxing championship - and a white man. And in a land where mixed relationships are outlawed, their growing love can only have the most explosive consequences ...

  • Pub date: 5 June 2006
  • ISBN: 9780143004547
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 800
  • RRP: $30.00

About the Author

Bryce Courtenay

The Late Bryce Courtenay was the bestselling author of The Power of One, Tandia, April Fool's Day, The Potato Factory, Tommo & Hawk, Solomon's Song, Jessica, A Recipe for Dreaming, The Family Frying Pan, The Night Country, Smoky Joe's Cafe, Four Fires, Matthew Flinders' Cat, Brother Fish, Whitethorn, Sylvia, The Persimmon Tree, Fishing for Stars, The Story of Danny Dunn, Fortune Cookie, Jack of Diamonds and The Silver Moon: Reflections and Stories on Life, Death and Writing. The Power of One is also available in an edition for younger readers, and Jessica has been made into an award-winning television miniseries.

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Praise for Tandia

“This is a marvellous book ... first and foremost it is a momentous story, for Bryce Courtenay is a glorious storyteller.”

The Advertiser

“Nine hundred pages of sheer blockbuster pleasure.”

Sunday Age

“Courtenay proved in The Power of One that he is a writer of energy and ambition. Tandia is more of the same, only more so.”

Weekend Australian


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