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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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Feb 11, Kristi added it Shelves: It was only at the end that it began to get interesting, and quickened the pace which was to my liking.

May 26, Larry rated it it was amazing. Want to Read saving…. I found myself constantly wanting to read on. The answer was simply that they consider the non-whites as lesser people “They were not like us!

Unlike its prequel, The Power of One -one of my favorite books of all time – be prepared for a heaviness of heart for pages. I really had much higher expectations for him as an adult and I think Doc and Giel Peet would be rolling over in their graves because when the real pressure was on, he failed miserably.

Tandia, whose parents were a South African Indian man Mr. I just thought it was too dark, very sexual and didn’t brryce introduce Peekay from the first book.

Tandia (Africa #2), by Bryce Courtenay

Return to Book Page. I did skip to the end and read part of that and still didn’t get how they relate, though once I read that Peekay died, I didn’t care to find out. View all 4 comments. This book felt like an insult to its predecessor, with its annoying, unconvincing characters, redundant storylines, endless pontificating about racial equality, and its over-glorification of the main characters. With Geldenhuis also on the boxing scene, Tandia is terrified that she will see him again, his ruthless ways leaving scars deeper than the ones he has delivered to her skin.


Another great book, perhaps not as pleasant to read as, The Power courtennay One, the book to which it is a sequel, but still an excellent book. The novel combines well-developed characters with a plot that is rich with detail and shakes the vourtenay to the core as the political events and police implementation come to life on the courttenay.

But after his wife Mrs. With the Immorality Act— a strict law prohibiting sexual relations between the races—in full effect alongside other pieces of the larger apartheid system, Tandiz is sure to have a long list of those who wish to cover themselves in a veil of secrecy. Jul 23, Marissa rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I just read the power of one and the best friend character was named Mortie Tandis.

The Power Of One / Tandia by Bryce Courtenay

In fairness, Courtenay did have some repetative notions about Hate and Power that were a little cumbersome in Tandia, that were not so obviously awkward in The Power of One What was the point in climbing the rock face to get to doc, or even leaving tandia for that matter?

A great but sad story and one from which you will learn much rbyce South Africa.


Jan 09, Jennifer rated it did not like it. It can only cokrtenay fully appreciated if you have read ‘The Power of One’. It was a somewhat isolated community and I grew up among farm folk and the African people.

A lot of things could have been left out. I felt he struggled with Tandia, much more than The Power of One. Bryce Courtenay died at his home in Canberra, Australia. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In this case about boxing! There are scores of characters tqndia cross the pages, each serving to develop their own backstory and to offer a slice of courttenay revelation for Tandia, as well as further enriching of Peekay, now that he has reached adulthood.

Dispatched from Australia in 5 business days When will my order arrive? His fight against Apartheid is heartbreaking how could it not be? An ever-growing collection of others appears at: Meanwhile, Bgyce, young protagonist from The Power of Oneis now at Oxford, reading law and honing his boxing career. View all 3 comments.

She felt very real and was very compelling at the beginning, but as the book goes along she gets thinner and more distant in character.