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The Burning Land By George Alagiah

The Burning Land by George Alagiah

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The exhilarating debut political thriller from beloved BBC broadcaster George Alagiah

The Burning Land Summary

The Burning Land by George Alagiah

'Gripping' Guardian
'Pacy and stylish' Jeremy Vine

'It was never meant to be like this. Sabotage, yes. Propaganda, yes. All of that and more - but not this. Not murder.'

South Africa has become a powder keg. Its precious land is being sold off to the highest bidders while the country's corrupt elite pocket the profits. As the dreams and hopes of its people are threatened, frustration turns to violence. With the shocking murder of one of the country's bright young hopes, the fuse is well and truly lit.

Conflict mediator Lindi and her childhood friend Kagiso find themselves in the heart of the chaos, fighting to save themselves and their country as events are set in motion that no one - least of all they - can control.

The Burning Land Reviews

A gripping tale of events spinning out of control in a country struggling to redefine itself * * Guardian * *
Pacy and stylish; immensely gripping - what a read -- JEREMY VINE
George Alagiah manages to give us the best of both worlds: an absorbing, pacy thriller with great political depth -- TAHMIMA ANAM
Combining fast-paced plotting with Alagiah's deep knowledge of the region, The Burning Land addresses the moral issues at the heart of the rainbow nation * * Daily Mail * *
Daring, jolting, prescient -- SIZWE MPOFU-WALSH
A suspenseful and enlightening novel that portrays the extreme violence in the new South Africa with authority, precision of detail, and the kind of insight that makes the different factions and characters caught in the midst of the drama come vividly to life -- SHEILA KOHLER
Hugely topical, harrowing, humane and beautifully-written. Don't miss this -- AMANDA CRAIG
Vividly written and masterfully constructed, Alagiah's assured debut is full of suspense and sudden drama -- Author's Club Best First Novel Award
As an insight into the machinations of life in a contemporary South Africa . . . it is a real eye-opener * * Bookmunch * *
Praise for George Alagiah: Courageous, controversial, compassionate * * Daily Mail * *

About George Alagiah

George Alagiah is presenter of BBC News at Six, Britain's most watched news programme. That role followed ten years as a foreign correspondent, covering the 9/11 attacks on New York, the genocide in Rwanda, civil wars in Liberia, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone, and Nelson Mandela's presidency. He's won numerous awards, including The Royal Television Society and Amnesty International among others. Before the BBC he worked in print journalism. In 2008 he was awarded an OBE for services to journalism. The Burning Land was shortlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award and the Paul Torday Memorial Prize.

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The Burning Land by George Alagiah
Used - Very Good
Canongate Books Ltd
Short-listed for Authors' Club Best First Novel Award 2020 (UK) Short-listed for Paul Torday Memorial Prize 2020 (UK)
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