The Other Side Of Silence

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As a small child in a wintry Bremen, Hanna dreams about the other side of silence, the place where the wind comes from and palm trees wave in the sun. Seeing her chance to escape from years of abuse in an orphanage and in service, Hanna joins one of the shiploads of young women transported in the early years of the twentieth century to the colony of German South-West Africa to assuage the needs of the male settlers. Following atrocious punishment for daring to resist the advances of an army officer, she arrives in a phantasmagoric refuge in the African desert - 'prison, nunnery, brothel, shithouse, Frauenstein'. When the drunken excesses of a visiting army detachment threaten her only companion, Hanna revolts.

Mounting a ragtag army of female and native victims of colonial brutality, she sets out on an epic march through the desert to take on the might of the German Reich. This apocalyptic journey through the darker regions of the soul will also reveal to her the hidden meanings of suffering, revenge, companionship, love and compassion.

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"Peter Carey, Garcia Marquez, Solzhenitsyn: Andre Brink must be considered with that class of writer" ( Guardian)

"An astonishing performance... His most profound and most beautiful novel-It could well be Brink's most artistically complex and complete achievement" ( Irish Times)

"Harsh, visionary and unsettling" ( Time Out)

"Compelling to read and hauntingly vivid... Suffering, humiliation, love, revenge companionship: to each Brink gives a multi-faceted, diamantine brilliance... Cries out to be read" ( Scotsman)

"Brink is one of the crucial writers of our time... A truly horrifying tale, but compassionately and compellingly told" ( Glasgow Herald)

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