Inheriting the Earth

A Novel

By Jill Nudelman

Orphaned while still in infancy and left with no clues about her ancestry, Rose has never known the comfort of family belonging. After the death of the foster mother who raised her, Rose finds herself in possession of a boxful of mysterious artifacts that present baffling links to her heritage. This marks the beginning of a journey of self-discovery in search of her true identity. Her quest takes her to the quaint village of Oberon, situated amid the majestic splendor - and conflicted history - of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg, where the descendants of the last surviving San community are said to reside. There, she uncovers unexpected revelations that propel her towards a new and deeper understanding of herself, her ancestral roots, and a more integrated sense of place and belonging on African soil. This perceptive novel encapsulates the identity dilemmas of young, white South Africans amid the fluctuating social and political scenarios of South Africa. Weaving through it is the disorientation of a white tribe lost in transition between old and new social orders.


328 pages

Publication Date: 6/15/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781869142254