241pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1948) 1984
A novel about a love affair between Lanny, a Coloured school teacher, and Sarie, the daughter of the local Afrikaner patriarch, at a time of enforced racial segregation.
Peter Abrahams (1919 -2017) was born in Johannesburg. His publications include Dark Testament, a collection of short stories, the novels Song of the City, Path of Thunder, Wild Conquest, A Wreath for Vdomo, A Night of their Own, This Island Now, and the autobiography Tell Freedom: memories of Africa. Abrahams eventually settled in Jamaica, where he was editor of the West Indian Economist, a commentator on Jamaica's radio and television and a radio news network controller of West Indian News.