Canvas Under The Sky – Robin Binckes
A grand tale in the tradition of epic historical narrative …
1834. The Eastern Cape frontier is burning. Rauch Beukes returns home to find the Xhosa tribes invading from across the Great Fish River. So begins an epic tale of violence, warfare, love and lust (cough!) against the backdrop of Boer migration North that became known as the Great Trek.
Boer and Brit, Xhosa, Griqua and Matabele, Cape Malay slaves all looking for a better life North and then theres Rauch as well, trying to balance the five loves in his life – Amelia, Marietjie, Katrina and biltong and rusks.