South Africa-Born Novelist
"Christiansë captures not only the breadth and complexity of Sila, a heroine for the ages, but also the moral crisis and political turmoil of 19th-century South Africa. . . . A gorgeous devastating song of freedom that will inevitably be compared to Toni Morrison's Beloved." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Christiansë is also the author of Castaway (1999), a unique work of poetry that consists of fictional documents from the island of St. Helena, where Napoleon was banished, and where Christiansë's grandmother lived. Employing multiple personae, the book explores the history of the island, and its legacy as a place of exile and enslavement.
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