By Andre Brink
On a farm close to the Cape Colony within the early 19th century, a slave uprising kills 3 and leaves 11 others condemned to loss of life. The rebellion’s chief, Galant, was once raised along the men who could develop into his masters. His first sufferer, Nicholas van der Merwe, could have been his brother. because the many layers of Andre Brink’s novel spread, it turns into transparent that the violent rebellion is as a lot a end result of kinfolk tensions because it is an outcry opposed to the oppression of slavery. Spanning 3 generations and narrated within the voices of either the dwelling and the useless, a series of Voices is comparable to William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!; it's a appealing and haunting representation of racism’s plague on South Africa.
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Stopped by the guard. Told them to go to hell and made my escape with the flowers. Next day, can you believe it, a detachment of soldiers arrived to take me away. Uncle Jan purple with indignation and shock. ” Alida tried to hold me back, but I shook her off and broke through the cordon. That night I crept back. Just before nine the front doors were opened and guests came out to hurry home before the curfew. Lanterns bobbing away in all directions in the dark. ” A few breathless Hottentots and slaves scurrying past to avoid the nine o’clock watch.
But the madness has gone from him. One can see it in his eyes, moist and round and mild as any cow’s. “Well done, Galant,” says the Oubaas. “You’ve broken him in properly. ” “No,” I stammer bluntly, angrily. ” Let him have it, I think as I stumble away from them. For I swear I’ll never forgive the grey stallion for this. To have allowed himself to be broken in so shamefully. I walk back to the dam and hurl myself into the water, trying ridiculously to drown myself; then lying, panting, on the side to recover, wishing something would wipe out the memory of this miserable day.
And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzza, and He smote him, because he put his hand to the ark: and there he died before God. I don’t mean to reproach You, Lord, but it does seem unjust to me. The man only tried to help. But You struck him with Your lightning. All my life I’ve tried to keep Your commands. You can ask my wife. And my remaining son. And my daughters-in-law, Hester and Cecilia. Ask all the slaves, everybody from my household. Didn’t I read Your Word to them and prayed for them every evening of my life?
A Chain of Voices by Andre Brink