Paperback A sin of omission / Marguerite Poland.
Publication year: 2022
Publisher: London : EnvelopeBooks,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781838172039 (pbk.) :
Torn from his parents as a boy in the 1870s, Stephen Mzamane is picked by the Anglican church to train at the Missionary College in Canterbury and then returned to southern Africa's Cape Colony to be a preacher. He is a brilliant success, but troubles stalk him: his unresolved relationship with his family and people, the condescension of church leaders towards their own native pastors, and That Woman - seen once in a photograph and never forgotten. And now he has to fnd his mother and take her a message that will break her heart. In this raw and compelling story, Marguerite Poland employs her considerable experience as a writer and specialist in South African languages to recreate the polarised, duplicitous world of Victorian colonialism and its betrayal of the very people it claimed to be enlightening.
420 pages ; 21 cm