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0120190527

Tracy Ann Oberman reads Damian Barr's blistering debut novel, spanning a hundred years of South Africa's dark past and present, from the 1901 Boer War to 2010. Inspired by real events, it explores South Africa's hidden colonial history as well as its shocking present-day darkness,

Today: it's 1901, the height of the second Boer War, and Sarah van der Watt and her son wait in fear for the English to arrive at their farm....

Reader: Tracy Ann Oberman, is an acclaimed stage an TV actor, known for her roles in EastEnders, Toast of London and Friday Night Dinner.
Writer: Damian Barr is a journalist, writer and host of his own Literary Salon. His memoir, Maggie and Me, his story of surviving small-town Scotland in the Thatcher years, won the Sunday Times Memoir of the Year:
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Justine Willett

Damian Barr's searing novel spanning 100 years of South Africa's dark past and present.

0220190528

Tracy Ann Oberman reads Damian Barr's blistering debut novel, spanning a hundred years of South Africa's dark past and present, from the 1901 Boer War to 2010.

Today: After destroying her farm, the English take Sarah van der Watt and her son to the Bloemfontein Camp, where, all too soon, it becomes clear it'll be a matter of survival...

Reader: Tracy Ann Oberman
Writer: Damian Barr
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Justine Willett

Damian Barr's searing debut, spanning 100 years of South Africa's dark past and present.

Damian Barr's searing novel spanning 100 years of South Africa's dark past and present.

0320190529

Tracy Ann Oberman reads Damian Barr's blistering debut novel, spanning a hundred years of South Africa's dark past and present.

Today: After nearly a month in the Bloemenfontein Camp, life is becoming increasingly desperate. And Sarah must decide how far she's prepared to go to save her son...

Reader: Tracy Ann Oberman
Writer: Damian Barr
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Justine Willett

Damian Barr's searing debut, spanning 100 years of South Africa's dark past and present.

Damian Barr's searing novel spanning 100 years of South Africa's dark past and present.

0420190530

Tracy Ann Oberman reads Damian Barr's blistering debut novel, spanning a hundred years of South Africa's dark past and present.

Today: Johannesburg, 1976, and Rayna Brandt is making her way as a single mother in South Africa, still under Apartheid. But life for white and black South Africans is changing fast...

Reader: Tracy Ann Oberman
Writer: Damian Barr
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Justine Willett

Damian Barr's blistering debut, spanning 100 years of South Africa's dark past and present

Damian Barr's searing novel spanning 100 years of South Africa's dark past and present.

0520190531

Tracy Ann Oberman reads Damian Barr's blistering debut novel, spanning a hundred years of South Africa's dark past and present.

Today: it's 1994, and as the crowds, black and white, queue to vote in the General Election, life is also about to change for Rayna and her daughter Irma...

Reader: Tracy Ann Oberman
Writer: Damian Barr
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Justine Willett

Damian Barr's searing debut, spanning 100 years of South Africa's dark past and present.

Damian Barr's searing novel spanning 100 years of South Africa's dark past and present.

0620190603

Today: it's 2006, and both white and black South Africans are adjusting to the end of Apartheid. And twelve-year old, Britney-loving Willem fears he's about to get a new stepdad...

Reader: Tracy Ann Oberman
Writer: Damian Barr
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Justine Willett

Damian Barr's blistering debut, spanning 100 years of South Africa's dark past and present

Damian Barr's searing novel spanning 100 years of South Africa's dark past and present.

Tracy Ann Oberman reads Damian Barr's searing debut novel, spanning a hundred years of South Africa's dark past and present.

0720190604

Today: it's 2009, and Willem is on his way to visit the Anglo-Boer Museum in Bloemfontein, a trip that will haunt him in so many ways...

Reader: Tracy Ann Oberman
Writer: Damian Barr
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Justine Willett

Damian Barr's searing debut, spanning 100 years of South Africa's dark past and present.

Damian Barr's searing novel spanning 100 years of South Africa's dark past and present.

Tracy Ann Oberman continues Damian Barr's searing debut novel, spanning a hundred years of South Africa's dark past and present.

0820190605

Today: it's 2010, and sixteen-year-old outsider Willem arrives at the New Dawn Safari Training Camp - where they guarantee to 'make men out of boys'...

Reader: Tracy Ann Oberman
Writer: Damian Barr
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Justine Willett

Damian Barr's searing debut, spanning 100 years of South Africa's dark past and present.

Damian Barr's searing novel spanning 100 years of South Africa's dark past and present.

Tracy Ann Oberman continues Damian Barr's searing debut novel, spanning a hundred years of South Africa's dark past and present.

0920190606

Tracy Ann Oberman continues Damian Barr's searing debut novel, spanning a hundred years of South Africa's dark past and present.

Today: when Willem comes face-to-face with the General at his homestead, he starts to wonder whether he'll get out of the camp alive...

Reader: Tracy Ann Oberman
Writer: Damian Barr
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Justine Willett

Damian Barr's searing debut, spanning a century of South Africa's dark past and present.

Damian Barr's searing novel spanning 100 years of South Africa's dark past and present.

1020190607

Tracy Ann Oberman reads the final part of Damian Barr's searing debut novel.

Today: after their failed escape bid, Willem and Geldenhuys are beaten and thrown into the hellish Bird Cage. Rather than being made into men at the New Dawn Safari Camp, they can now only hope to escape with their lives...

Reader: Tracy Ann Oberman
Writer: Damian Barr
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Justine Willett

Tracy Ann Oberman reads the final part of Damian Barr's searing debut.

Damian Barr's searing novel spanning 100 years of South Africa's dark past and present.