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MARTHA – A Story About the Black Countess of Stamford

Author: Winnie Rust. Translated by Elsa Silke

Format: Soft cover with flaps, 224 pages

ISBN: 978-0-620-46454-3

Classification: Historical novel

Original price was: R200,00.Current price is: R80,00.

MARTHA – A Story About the Black Countess of Stamford

Martha Solomons is a simple woman, the daughter of a freed slave. Harry Grey is a priest from the British aristocracy, sent to the Cape Colony of the mid-nineteenth century because of bad behaviour. In the rugged Namaqualand their paths cross and a bond of love develops that stays with them throughout the contrasting landscapes of their lives.

Based on the lives of Martha Solomons and Harry Grey, this fascinating story was first published in Afrikaans, and was runner-up for the MNet-Jan Rabie Literary Award. Elsa Silke’s masterful translation retains the spirit and the essence of the era in which this historical novel is set.