We brought AGAAT home from the Winter Institute. A coworker selected it
and was immediately caught up. She is a passionate supporter, and kept
at me until I read it. Amazing book!
P.S. We keep it on display near "Little Bee". Two very different
voices and stories of a world far from our experience but incredible
Agaat: savior, nurse, caregiver or demon and punisher to dying
white farm owner Milla? "Agaat" twists and turns and weaves through
time. It is a brutal South African tale, filled with beauty, love,
passion, hatred. Nothing is mellow, not even nature.
The storytelling is superb: poetic and full of mystery.