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Driftwood

Synopsis

Throughout his life, Moses Swart, shepherd from the Bredasdorp Strandveld, felt he never belonged to this land with its people from the sea and from the veld. He washed up on the beach as a young child, but where does this unabating feeling of another identity come from? Until he met Lord and Lady Springfield and instantly realised: they have also been washed up on these shores, just like him.

Dalene Matthee's very last novel is a charming historic story from the 1950s. Like her other highly successful novels, it also gives shape to the mystical connection between people - that which lies on an unspoken level.








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Throughout his life, Moses Swart, shepherd from the Bredasdorp Strandveld, felt he never belonged to this land with its people from the sea and from the veld. He washed up on the beach as a young child, but where does this unabating feeling of another identity come from ...read more


In the media

The story that became Dalene Matthee's eighth and last novel, Driftwood (Die Uitgespoeldes), revolves around a handful of people in the Strandveld: British nobles, simple-hearted fishermen, farm workers, forest people and a British premier.

The story is taken from the fully lived lives of people who left behind their footprints in the Strandveld so that others could walk back on their lives. The heartbeat comes from the genuineness of this.
Amanda Botha


Dalene Matthee, Suid-Afrikaanse skrywer van 13 boeke, is veral bekend vir haar vier Bosboeke" wat in die Knysna-bos afspeel. Haar boeke is in 14 tale vertaal.
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