The Sunburnt Queen

The Sunburnt Queen

A True Story

Book - 2006
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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 andwritten accounts by early missionaries, Hazel Crampton traces the extraordinary story of Bessie and the turbulent history of the Eastern Cape.
Publisher: London : 2006
ISBN: 9780863565458
086356545X
Branch Call Number: ANF 968.75004 CRAM
Characteristics: 397 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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