The true and epic story of a boy's survival in the face of
impossible odds. Walk tells the story of a deadly scramble down the
wild coastline of what would become present-day South Africa and
should be required reading for anyone interested in the early
history of this complex nation and impeccably crafted literary
fiction alike. This length of coastline is a hike that every South
African should have the privilege of taking. But for the survivors
of the wreck of the Grosvenor as they clambered onto the rocks on 5
August 1782, they might as well have crash-landed on Mars. The
shipwrecked decided to walk to the Cape of Good Hope, though their
ordeal starting at Lambasi in northern Pondoland ended in the dune
deserts not far from what we now know as Port Elizabeth - for those
few who survived it. Walk takes the reader, step by step, day by
day, on William Hubberly's horrific trek. While indisputably
fiction, Walk sails a good deal closer to the historical truth than
most nonfiction you will read and is a haunting parable on the
meeting of Europe and Africa.
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