‘The first thing Basjan did on arrival in the new land was to spit on it’ – Read an excerpt from Patagonia by Maya Fowler
The first thing Basjan did on arrival in the new land was to spit on it. It chagrined him that that was the first this land of grey dust got out of him, but it was necessary to rid himself of the taste of vomit. The salt water had been no help.
Maya is an award-winning South African writer, and this fascinating novel, she transports us to the wide Patagonian plains, where the Afrikaans language survives to this day.
Umuzi and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Patagonia by Maya Fowler.