Nomination: Philida

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Brink, Andre. Philida. 2012. 304pp. Vintage. $15.00. 978-0-3458-0503-4 (kdm)

Philida is a slave in 1832 South Africa.  When her owner’s son (the father of her four children) does not grant her freedom, as he had promised, Philida goes to the authorities.  Although she is denied justice through official avenues, she continues on her journey to reclaim her life and her soul.

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