Following Fiela se kind

‘The Kamoeties? I happen to know the family personally. In fact, they own a property just around the corner.' My boyfriend Matt and I had been sipping lukewarm coffee and weak tea, overlooking the Keurbooms River at Angieʼs G-spot (ʻgreat spotʼ) in De Vlugt when we were roped into a monologue-style conversation with the namesakeʼs husband, Harold. Angie was working her way through a box of cigarettes by the makeshift bar. I didnʼt have the heart, or the patience, to tell him that, while ʻKamoetieʼ was a popular surname in South Africa during the late 1800s, he couldnʼt possibly know Fielaʼs progeny personally. Dalene Mattheeʼs contemporary classic was inspired by real events,butthemainstorylineof Fiela se Kind (Fielaʼs Child) is a work of fiction.

I couldnʼt blame him for mistaking the book as fact – most people

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