Queensland, Australia (PRWEB) September 19, 2011
Author S.L. Swart weaves a gripping story of struggle, healing, moving on, war, change, and conflict in her newly published book I N J A S A N I, which will be featured at the 2011 Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, on October 12-16, 2011. Readers will follow a young man as he leaves his pain behind in a place where he used to learn, live, and love, and as he moves on to overcome grief in a new place where he gets to experience another side of life in Rhodesia, the heart of Southern Africa.
Jakob de Witt would never forget the month of August 1914. During the course of this month, a series of events would take place that would determine his destiny. The coming of the Great War changed the De Witt family’s expected futures. Germany invaded Belgium and hundreds of thousands of Belgians fled to the neutral Netherlands. The Netherlands then built camps to house over 40,000 refugees. In December 1914, one such camp was commenced in Jakob’s hometown of Harderwijk. A culture of fear had settled into Harderwijk. Late in 1917, towards the end of a long and bitter war, a gang of rebel refugee soldiers raped and murdered seventeen-year-old twins Gerda and Gretel, Jakob’s sisters, in a violent and sickening attack. His elder brother, Henny, also perished in the attack. His mother suffered a massive heart attack and died minutes after she heard of her children’s tragic demise. His father also lost the will to live, and he too gave up his life shortly after. Jakob was left alone. There was nothing left for him in this place but pain. He decided to leave his home and join his uncle in the Cape of Good Hope, Africa, but his journey does not end there. He journeys north, across the mighty Limpopo River and settles in Matabeleland, the Southern Province of the legendary Rhodesia, where he experiences the majesty of the mighty Matobo Hills and all that encompasses the roar, wild and untamed beauty that is Africa.
Whatever awaits him in Africa, a new land of hope, promise, and prosperity, unfolds in the pages of this book.
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About the Author
S.L. Swart currently resides in Queensland, Australia, where she settled with her family over a decade ago. She was born in Bulawayo; and like so many ex-Rhodesians, she shares a great passion for the old country. Injasani was inspired by the distinct smell of the African bush upon her return to the Matobo Hills after a nine-year absence, the memories of her childhood returning with distinct clarity as she recalled sights and sounds unique to Rhodesians of all races, genders and creeds.
I N J A S A N I * by S.L. Swart
Publication Date: May 6, 2011
Trade Paperback; $29.99; 315 pages; 978-1-4568-6953-3
Trade Hardback; $49.99; 315 pages; 978-1-4568-6954-0
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-4436-3
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