Half-African, half-Indian and beautiful, Tandia is just a teenager when she is brutally attacked and violated by the South African police. Tandia sat waiting anxiously for the fight to begin between the man she loved the most and the man she hated the most in the is a child of all Africa. Buy Tandia by Bryce Courtenay from Waterstones today! Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £

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Tandia is set in South Africa and shows the best and worst of humanity during the apartheid years. I was upset that I read this book. The novel combines well-developed characters with a plot that is rich with detail and shakes the reader to the core as the gryce events and police implementation come to life on the page. Sep 13, Rita Chapman rated it it was amazing.

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Her fear of the white man leads her to join the black resistance movement, where she Tandia sat waiting anxiously for the fight to begin between the man she loved the most in the world and the man she hated the most in the world.

Police officer Jannie Geldenhuis holds his power over her and, with nowhere else to go, Tandia is stuck signing a false statement of facts to save her life. Courtenay uses an interesting formula in his writing, which the attentive reader will discover as they meander throughout his novels, this one being no exception. With his boxing career going exceedingly well, Peekay returns to South Africa to open a legal practice, only to butt heads with some of the closed-minded police officers, including Geldenhuis.

Has Tandia been made into a film? First of all, Bryce Courtenay was one of my favorite authors and I was saddened to hear of his passing a few months ago.


Yet the vourtenay also showed me why the oppressors did so. Which, I suppose, you could defend in light of the conditions and way of life people suffered through under the real Apartheid. His was the best education I was ever to receive, despite the scholarship I won to a prestigious boy’s school and thereafter to a university courtena England where I studied Journalism.

I understand that this is Tandia’s story therefore we need her background, but how many pages can we read about her working in a brothel. It was a wonderfully told story that I caught myself thin Spoiler Alert! As so often happens in war and injustice, the entire apartheid regime was justified as some perverted form tamdia gods will.

Usually, Courtenay replaces characters with others who are just as interesting in his narrative. I later heard that the follow up book Tandia was also quite good I had searched without much luck to find a copy. The Best Books of Also the emotions Of the characters seemed rather flat and unreal. Pages to import images to Wikidata All cpurtenay articles. Shantytowns and oppression populate every corner of the city, though the people rally behind their love of boxing.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Their growing love is very dangerous and it leads them into the most fearful consequences.

The Afrikaner population is armed and ready to exact their power at any cost. These two books are fantastic.

May 31, Matt rated it it was amazing Shelves: Can you imagine what a powerful team they would have been if she had met and fell in love with the real PeeKay? Its the compassion, trust and loyalty that always makes Bryce’s books special to the end.

When they arrive at one of the local brothels, Geldenhuis demands that she remain here, under the watchful eye of Mama Tequila, and report back on all the clientele who frequent the establishment.


We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. One can only imagine the strife in which South Africa found itself in the s and 60s, with the apartheid momentum gaining and the deprivation of the non-white population reaching its zenith.

It’s absorbing and Bryce Courtenay has a way of making me feel like I can taste the dust of South Africa.

This was what one of the protagonist, Peekay, struggled to do. Jun 27, Kathy Steffen rated it really liked it.

Tandia (Africa #2), by Bryce Courtenay

I went ahead and bought the sequel to a book I really liked The Power of Oneonly to be disappointed. Maybe being a white South African I just wanted to be an ostrich and put my head under the sand?

And in a land where mixed relationships are outlawed, their growing love can only have the most explosive consequences If I could take it back and unread it, I would. At the age of five I was sent to a boarding school which might be better described as a combination orphanage and reform school, where I learned to box – though less I was born illegitimately in in South Africa and spent my early childhood years in a small town deep in the heart of the Lebombo mountains.

Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. An excellent book and fitting sequel for Pekay. This was due to the fact that I had started a weekend school for Africans in the school hall of the prestigious boy’s school I attended.