South Africa / 2006
This book is so epic and important. It's about an enslaved woman named Sila Van Den Kaap in 19th century South Africa. The book details the events that happen before and after she murdered her child. It also gives great historical info about slavery in South Africa- which was a big thing. This book was inspired by actual 19th century court records. Sila really existed and really was enslaved, and this book is an imagining of what her life was like. It's very similar to Beloved, by Toni Morrison.