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“The Sunburnt Queen is an extraordinary narrative. The writing’s fresh immediacy brings history to life.”—The Sunday Independent (South Africa)
In the late 1730s, the local inhabitants of South Africa found a seven-year-old girl called Bessie, washed ashore on the beach of the Wild Coast. Bessie was brought up by them, growing into a young woman of legendary beauty and wisdom, and marrying one of the most important tribal chiefs in the area.
Using oral histories and written accounts by early missionaries, Hazel Crampton traces the extraordinary story of Bessie and the turbulent history of the Eastern Cape.
About the Author: Hazel Crampton is an artist. She lives in Cape Town and has just started her second book.
Buchbeschreibung Saqi, London, 2006. Trade Paperback. Buchzustand: As New. Reprint. In the late 1730s an unknown East Indiaman smashed to pieces on the reefs of Lambasi Bay on South Africa's Wild Coast. Next morning the local inhabitants stumbled upon Bessie, a seven-year old English girl huddled beside a rock on a beach. She was not the first to be shipwrecked on these treacherous shores. Many before her had starved to death, or been killed or cannibalised; some walked hundreds of miles to trading posts. But these locals chose to take Bessie home and bring her up as one of their own. She grew to be a woman of legendary beauty and wisdom, eventually becoming the Great Wife of a prince. So began the enduring legacy of a dynasty that extends to many of today's Xhosa royal families. Using the oral histories of the tribes, and written accounts by early missionaries and traders who met Bessie's grandchildren, Hazel Crampton traces the story of Bessie and her descendants throughout the turbulent history of the Eastern Cape until the present day. (AlSaq-AS-ENW-Wa). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 160256
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