New Novel Celebrates the Real Essence of Friendship

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Author Ann Knight marks her debut in the world of literature with “ACROSS THE DIVIDE”

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What is the mark of true friendship? In her new novel, “ACROSS THE DIVIDE”, author Ann Knight takes readers on an unforgettable journey that will let them examine an extraordinary friendship in the light of race, social status and some of life’s greatest questions.

The story unfolds in South Africa, a country where the dichotomy is defined by black and white, rich and poor. At the center of it all are two women from completely different backgrounds: Mary-Ann, a white woman, is from a wealthy, privileged family and Phumla is a black woman who has lived an impoverished life. Despite their differences, the two become friends. Over time their remarkable bond will be tested and the tribulations that riddle Phumla’s life will give Mary-Ann insight into the plight of African women and dare the two to bridge the gap that divides them.

Contemplative and peopled by richly drawn characters, “ACROSS THE DIVIDE” touches on universal themes of acceptance, equality and the quintessence of friendship while revealing a deeply affecting story of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

“ACROSS THE DIVIDE” will be featured at the 2013 London Book Fair in London, England, on April 15 – 17, 2013. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to

About the Author
Ann Knight was born in England and finished her education in South Africa. Before getting married, she travelled all over Europe and the Far East and lived for a while in Italy. Knight began her writing career as the dance critic for the “Herald Newspaper” in Port Elizabeth. Her mentor, Terry Herbst, suggested that she take up a course in creative writing and since then she has never looked back. As a working mother, Knight feels that writing has given her the creative outlet she needs.

Publication Date: August 14, 2012
Trade Paperback; £13.99; 141 pages; 978-1-4691-9433-2

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