262 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014
An Afrikaans novel based on the true story of a woman who was raped during the Anglo-Boer War and left for the vultures. After she escapes she dedicates her life to healing exactly the kind of trauma to which she was subjected, and in the process re-encounters her rapists.
Francois Smith works as a freelance editor. His translation of "David Kramer: a Biography" won a SALA Literary Prize. He lives in Cape Town.