185pp., paperback, Oxford, 2001
A novel set in the rural village of Oshaantu, Namibia, about a woman who defies tradition and refuses to cry and mourn her abusive husband after his sudden death, or to present a tribute in his honour at his funeral service.
Neshani Andreas (1964-2011) was born in Walvis Bay, Namibia. She trained as a teacher. The Purple Violet of Oshaantu is her first novel.