Sunday Snippet #Audiobook Edition: The Afrikaner by Arianna Dagnino

Posted June 20, 2021 by Jen in Listen Up!, Sunday Snippet Tags:

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The Afrikaner. A novel

Author: Arianna Dagnino
Narrator: Dennis Kleinman
Publisher: Guernica Editions
Release date of the audiobook: April 28, 2021
Series: Standalone
Genre: Fiction: romance with a mix of adventure, science, and historical fiction

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About the Book:

“A powerful tale of human connection set in the great African wilderness. Bold, ethnically diverse, visually dramatic.”

When a car-jacking in Johannesburg leads to the death of her colleague and lover, Zoe du Plessis, a palaeontologist of Afrikaner origin, is confronted with her family’s secret. As she heads for the Kalahari Desert in search of early human fossils, Zoe embarks on an inner journey into the sense of guilt haunting her people. Meaningful encounters with a San Bushman shaman, a legendary but troubled writer, a Zulu Border War veteran, and her ancestors’ diaries will reshape Zoe’s sense of identity.

The Afrikaner by Arianna Dagnino audiobook cover


About the Author

As an international reporter, translator and academic lecturer Arianna Dagnino has crossed many borders and lived in many countries across five continents. The author of books on the impact of globalization and digital technologies, she holds a PhD in CompLit from the University of South Australia and currently teaches at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Her transcultural novel The Afrikaner is inspired by her five-year stint in newly post-apartheid South Africa. Her book Jesus Christ Cyberstar is a short treatise on the cultural origins of the Internet as an ultra-modern, hi-tech Heaven.

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