Political photo-journalist Ester Green has seen many sides of life. She is the daughter of Leon Green, a Jew and one of the most successful newspaper editors in the country, and has learned since childhood that the word is a mighty tool. But everything Ester believes in is turned upside down when her parents are shot dead in front of their home. After the funeral Ester leaves for England where she takes up a job as fashion photographer. She sets about changing her clothes, her style, her life . . .
Two years later she finds herself back on African soil for a photo shoot on a Lowveld farm. Here she meets Samuel McGreggor, a vet who’s involved with various conservation groups. He’s not afraid to speak his mind and openly criticises big corporations who ignore matters of ecological importance. Samuel believes that South Africa has enough people who want to make a difference. Ester thinks Samuel is naive and involved in a futile struggle. But being a Jew, Ester understands the fact that a person can feel bound to a particular country.
Her road to acceptance is not an easy one. Ester will have to learn how to make peace with a country and its people, her past and a man who refuses to give up hope.
Wilna Adriaanse was born on 19 March 1958 in the Kalahari. She grew up in Worcester and matriculated in 1976 at Worcester High School. Thereafter she completed...