Longlisted for the International Booker Prize 2020
In the eighteenth century, a giant strides the border of the Cape Colony frontier. Coenraad de Buys is a legend, a polygamist, a swindler and a big talker; a rebel who fights with Xhosa chieftains against the Boers and British; the fierce patriarch of a sprawling mixed-race family with a veritable tribe of followers; a savage enemy and a loyal ally.
Like the wild dogs who are always at his heels, he roams the shifting landscape of southern Africa, hungry and spoiling for a fight. Red Dog is a brilliant, fiercely powerful novel - a wild, epic tale of Africa in a time before boundaries between cultures and peoples were fixed.
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'Sensational... Anker writes like a talented demon' - Antonia Senior, The Times,
'One of the best antiheroes you will read this year leaps from the pages' - The Times
'Ambitious... brings South Africa's bloody birth to life' - Spectator
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