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Half-African, half-Indian and beautiful, Tandia is just a teenager when she is brutally attacked and violated by the South African police. Desperately afraid and consumed by hatred for the white man, Tandia seeks refuge in a brothel deep in the veld. There she learns to use her brilliant mind and extraordinary looks as weapons for the battles that lie ahead: she trains as a terrorist. But then Tandia meets a man with a past as strange as her own: Peekay, an Oxford undergraduate who is also the challenger for the world welterweight boxing championship - and a white man. And in a land where mixed relationships are outlawed, their growing love can only have the most explosive consequences ...

Reviews

This is a marvellous book ... first and foremost it is a momentous story, for Bryce Courtenay is a glorious storyteller.

The Advertiser

Nine hundred pages of sheer blockbuster pleasure.

Sunday Age

Courtenay proved in The Power of One that he is a writer of energy and ambition. Tandia is more of the same, only more so.

Weekend Australian

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  • Paperback

    9780143004547

    June 5, 2006

    Penguin

    928 pages

    RRP $24.95

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  • EBook

    9781742280721

    June 5, 2006

    Penguin eBooks

    924 pages

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The Power of One: Australian Children's Classics
Australian Trilogy bind-up
Jack Of Diamonds
April Fool's Day: Popular Penguins
Fortune Cookie
The Story Of Danny Dunn
Fishing For Stars
The Persimmon Tree
Sylvia
A Recipe for Dreaming
April Fool's Day
Four Fires
Jessica
Matthew Flinders' Cat
Smoky Joe's Cafe
The Family Frying Pan
Tommo & Hawk
Potato Factory
Tommo And Hawk
The Power Of One
Whitethorn
Brother Fish
Solomon's Song

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