The story of a passionate love affair set against an African background.
Benedicte is madly, intemperately, secretly in love. Her lover is a married man, so she has to spend many hours alone in her beautiful house in the African countryside. And while waiting for him, she reflects on her family and childhood in Denmark, her coming to Africa, and her earlier loves. Meeting her lover has changed her life forever. But then one day, on his way to visit her, he is shot. Murdered. As their love was clandestine, so her mourning for him, her grief for an unfinished love, must be private too. So how can she find a way through the darkness?
'Tea On The Blue Sofa' introduces an extraordinary and distinctive new literary voice. The novel is full of wonderful images and scenes; the people around them appear to be living the lives of a modern White Mischief. But above all the novel is filled with a searing, intense emotion that burns off the page.
- Publication Date:
- 29 / 09 / 2004
- 130 x 197mm