Tandia

Tandia

Bryce Courtenay / Jun 26, 2019

Tandia Half Indian half African and beautiful Tandia is just a teenager when she is brutally attacked and violated by the South African police Desperately afraid consumed by hatred for the white man Tand

  • Title: Tandia
  • Author: Bryce Courtenay
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  • Page: 101
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  • Half Indian, half African and beautiful, Tandia is just a teenager when she is brutally attacked and violated by the South African police.Desperately afraid, consumed by hatred for the white man, Tandia at last finds refuge in a brothel deep in the veldt There, she learns to use her brilliant mind and extraordinary looks as weapons for the battles that lie ahead she traiHalf Indian, half African and beautiful, Tandia is just a teenager when she is brutally attacked and violated by the South African police.Desperately afraid, consumed by hatred for the white man, Tandia at last finds refuge in a brothel deep in the veldt There, she learns to use her brilliant mind and extraordinary looks as weapons for the battles that lie ahead she trains as a terrorist.Then Tandia meets a man with a past as strange as her own An Oxford undergraduate, Peekay is also the challenger for the world welterweight boxing championship and a white man And in a land where mixed relationships are outlawed, their growing love can only have the most explosive consequences

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      • Bryce Courtenay

        I was born illegitimately in 1933 in South Africa and spent my early childhood years in a small town deep in the heart of the Lebombo mountains.It was a somewhat isolated community and I grew up among farm folk and the African people At the age of five I was sent to a boarding school which might be better described as a combination orphanage and reform school, where I learned to box though less as a sport and as a means to stay alive.But I survived to return to a small mountain town named Barberton in the North Eastern part of the country.Here I met Doc, a drunken German music teacher who spent the next few years filling my young mind with the wonders of nature as we roamed the high mountains His was the best education I was ever to receive, despite the scholarship I won to a prestigious boy s school and thereafter to a university in England where I studied Journalism.I came to Australia because I was banned from returning to my own country.This was due to the fact that I had started a weekend school for Africans in the school hall of the prestigious boy s school I attended.One day the school hall was raided by the police who then branded me a Communist as they considered educating Africans a subversive act.While studying journalism, I met a wonderful Australian girl Come to my country Benita invited.I did, and soon after arriving in Australia, married her Benita gave me three splendid sons, Brett, Adam and Damon Brett, who married Ann has given me three lovely grandsons, Ben now 14, Jake is about to turn 12 and Marcus is almost 6 years old.I have lived all my Australian life in Sydney the nicest place on earth and, until I started writing fiction, made my career in advertising working as a copywriter and creative director.At the age of 55 I decided to take the plunge I had been telling stories since the age of five and had always known I would be a writer some day, though life kept getting in the way until I realised that it was either now or never.Bryce Courtenay died at his home in Canberra, Australia He was 79.Courtenay is survived by his second wife Christine Gee and his children Adam and Brett.


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    1. OK, I finished the book about 2 weeks ago and my heart is still broken. I can't even pick up and really get into another book (I have tried everyday, so far no success yet.) It was an amazing book that I am still trying to come to terms with and am still thinking about, now. In fairness, Courtenay did have some repetative notions about Hate and Power that were a little cumbersome in Tandia, that were not so obviously awkward in The Power of OneI felt he struggled with Tandia, much more than The [...]


    2. South Africa. ApartheidIt was a time when it was better to be born a white man's dog rather than a black human. Tandia illustrated what the non-whites in South Africa suffered, and brutally so. Reading it, I can see why the oppressed would turn to fear and hate (and who would not? when life is nothing but misery and humiliations). Yet the books also showed me why the oppressors did so. The white people honestly believed that they were decent, God-fearing, law-abiding people. How could they be ca [...]


    3. I finished Tandia. What a great read. As usual I've learned a great deal. In this case about boxing! As an author myself I'm always very impressed with the research Bryce does for each of his books. Not only does he gives the reader vivid descriptions about his characters, and the historical information that adds to the story about Tandia during the apartheid years in South Africa. Apart from the entertainment, of wanting to learn more about the gruesome treatments people in power are capable of [...]


    4. Spoiler Alert!First of all, Bryce Courtenay was one of my favorite authors and I was saddened to hear of his passing a few months ago. The first book of his I read was The Power Of One and it went directly to the top of my all time favorites list. I couldn’t stop reading once I started. As readers, we followed the life of PeeKay and watched him overcome huge obstacles in his difficult life because of his courage and strength of character. It was a wonderfully told story that I caught myself th [...]


    5. Tandia is a long book, weighing in at a hefty 900+ pages, and it's an effort to get to the end. However, the effort is worth it.Courtney is a master storyteller with a special gift for characterisation. The epic story moves along at a good pace, although some passages require that extra bit of work to get through.This novel is the sequel to The Power of One, which I haven't read but fully intend to.Amazing commentary on the evils of apartheid and corrupt systems and the power of the human spirit [...]


    6. Bryce Courtenay had this book in his head for a long time. He was a successful advertising executive for so many years and then hung up his hat to be a writer--in my opinion because he had "The Power of One" and "Tandia" bouncing around in his head and he needed to get it out. These two books are fantastic. The Power of One focuses on a white South African during the Apartheid years and this book follows a girl of mixed race (Indian and Black). It's an incredible story illustrated by the histori [...]


    7. As I understand it, this is the sequel to The Power of One, which I loved!!! But I couldn't get more than about a 3rd of the way through before I put it down. It was dark, depressing (yes, the Power of One isn't a 'happy-ever-after' story either) and the first part of the book focused too much on sex and prositution. I understand that this is Tandia's story therefore we need her background, but how many pages can we read about her working in a brothel. I wanted to find out the ending to Peekay's [...]


    8. I had read The Power of One and quite enjoyed it, so thought that this book would be worth reading. Wow, was I wrong! I don't know why this was (seen as though 90% of other people who read it LOVED it?) but I really couldn't get into it. Maybe (being a white South African) I just wanted to be an ostrich and put my head under the sand? But I have grown up in post-Apartheid South Africa and would rather look forward than back. Ok, besides the obvious political dislike for me, I found Courtenay's w [...]


    9. I *had* to love this book out of nostalgia for its prequel, The Power of One, but just couldn't buy into its main characters as well or deeply. Powerful emotions and scenes are portrayed with sympathy and humor, but in the end it seemed like Mr. Courtenay was rushing to tell all the many threads of a story too quickly. If you haven't read The Power of One yet, read that first. If you have, and fell entranced by it, you'll enjoy Tandia as well.


    10. I was very much enjoying this book until Peekay returns to South Africa and Tandia (whom the book is named for) is relegated to a secondary role. From random comments through the course of the rest of the book the plot was there for Courtenay to continue to develop her character as something more than just Peekay's love interest but for some reason he chose not to do so in a focused manner. This choice on the part of the author is completely baffling. He spends the last half of the book complete [...]


    11. This book takes the reader and jumps right into the tragic ring of apartheid. Unlike its prequel, The Power of One -one of my favorite books of all time - be prepared for a heaviness of heart for 900 pages. Peekay returns as a champ for all things in the boxing ring, in the classroom and, finally, in the courtroom. Tandia, the central figure, and he fight the good fight on behalf of their beloved country which is so knotted up in hatred and fear that hope is squeezed right out of the pages. This [...]


    12. Fortsættelsen til The Power of one, er meget mere mørk, deprimerende og voldelig bog, hvor hadet spiller en væsentlig rolle. Bogen foregår for det meste i Sydafrika i tiden hvor Apartheid-styret bliver mere og mere ondt, brutalt og himmelråbende uretfærdigt.Bogen fortsætter historien om Peekay og hans kamp for at blive boskeverdensmester, mens han samtidig uddanner sig til advokat i Oxford, sammen med vennen Hymie slår han sig herefter ned i Sydafrika for at kæmpe for et frit og lige la [...]


    13. I loved The Power of One and really looked forward to reading Tandia. An excellent book and fitting sequel for Pekay. His fight against Apartheid is heartbreaking (how could it not be?) and watching him throughout the story is inspiring. The African mythology and tribal stories bring such depth and meaning to the present-day action in the book. The only criticism I would have of this wonderful book is Tandia herself. She felt very real and was very compelling at the beginning, but as the book go [...]


    14. This was one of the most depressing books I've ever read. It took an excellent protagonist and reduced him to a quivering sack of helplessness and despair. I have never before seen such a striking switch in an author's perspective. Bryce Courtenay wrote the Power of One from an uplifting, beautiful perspective and then Tandia from a bleak and morose one. I was upset that I read this book. It tarnished my memory of Peekay. If I could take it back and unread it, I would.


    15. Ugh, I did it again: I went ahead and bought the sequel to a book I really liked (The Power of One), only to be disappointed. This book felt like an insult to its predecessor, with its annoying, unconvincing characters, redundant storylines, endless pontificating about racial equality, and its over-glorification of the main characters. If you decide to read "The Power of One", do yourself a favor and stop while you're ahead.


    16. I loved Power of One so much that I ordered this book when I couldn't find it at the library. I read 100 pages but then decided to quit which is rare for me. I just thought it was too dark, very sexual and didn't ever introduce Peekay from the first book. I got rid of it so I wouldn't have it in the house.


    17. Sequel to "The Power of one".I loved to be a witness of the man Peekay would become and how he defied the system and saved Tandia, another lost soul in South Africa.Won't never forget this book.


    18. Oh Tandia! This one I did not want to end. I thought Power of One was special. This was even more so! I can't believe I didn't jump into this one sooner. I felt more committed and engaged in this story than the original Power of One, and I'm not sure why. Same author, same brilliant writing. I certainly read this much faster and I'm certain it's because this was available as an e-reader, and I got the narrated version, so I could toggle between reading and listening, while at the gym. I've heard [...]


    19. I have rarely been so engrossed in a book, and so consumed by the plight of its characters. I'm afraid I am another 'Power of One' fan. Inasmuch, I really wanted to follow up on what happened to Peekay. Reading 'Power of One' as a youngster had a profound impact on me and the person I wanted to become.The book Tandia is a more mature and realistic response to the Power of One. Courtenay deals with similar issues like racism, injustice and courage, but this time we see it more from the receiving [...]


    20. This is undoubtedly one of my favourite novels. It can only be fully appreciated if you have read 'The Power of One'. But as a warning do not try to circumvent its reading by watching the movie!!!Even though this was a re-read for me, I can tell you that I will never be prepared for the introduction of Tandia, a girl of Indian & Black African heritage during the years of South African Apartheid. Immediately you are affronted by the brutality of her rape and the ongoing complicit behaviour an [...]


    21. Another great book, perhaps not as pleasant to read as, The Power of One, the book to which it is a sequel, but still an excellent book. The unpleasantness is in the telling of the story of apartheid.Apartheid is a context and framework in the first book, like the set of a stage play. In Tandia, apartheid is a main character with its ruthless brutality front and center.This book continues the story of Peekay, the South African lad who continues his obsession to become the welterweight boxing cha [...]


    22. This is the sequel to my favorite novel ever so while it could never compare, it's still not bad. In Tandia, Peekay continues to strive for the welterweight world title as a boxer and for justice in a corrupt Apartheid South Africa as a lawyer. He joins forces with his best friend, Hymie Levey and a beautiful girl named Tandia Patel, who is half Indian and half African. Tandia's painful childhood and teenage years rival those of Peekay. Additionally, just like "the Judge" from The Power of One, [...]


    23. On a whole this book was greatly disappointing I really don't like the way Courtenay portrays white South Africans. We r not all consumed with this "madness" he says which ruined the country. The themes if the novel seemed to have changed throughout the book as if he changed his mind about which direction he wanted the story to go in. Also the emotions Of the characters seemed rather flat and unreal. Also maybe it is just me but the ending was not very clear at all. Did peekay die and his spirit [...]


    24. Another great novel from Bryce Courtenay! Not for the faint-hearted (comprising some 900 pages!) Tandia is set in South Africa and shows the best and worst of humanity during the apartheid years. It follows Tandia's life through her upbringing in a brothel, her escape from becoming a prostitute to her successful adult years. Peekay, the other main character, is a successful white boxer. Whilst his boxing training and triumphs are clearly documented, it is written in such a way that even someone [...]


    25. Another great book by Bryce Courtenay, read by Humphrey Bower. I didn't like this quite as much as The Power of One, maybe because life was so dismal for so many of the characters. At the same time, characters like Mama Tequila and Juicy Fruit Mambo were full of life, despite the hardships and I felt the emptiness in Tandia's life when they weren't around. Actually, that may be the difference between the books. Usually, Courtenay replaces characters with others who are just as interesting in his [...]


    26. For me, this started really strong but didn't end so well. I liked the opening chapters, alternating between Tandia's story and Peekay's, giving time and attention to both characters and their experiences. I found myself constantly wanting to read on. But once the stories merged, it lost something. For the most part, it was Tandia's perspective. Despite the title, the story hung on Peekay and his work. He got to vanquish their common enemy, got the climactic final scenes. Tandia ended up only as [...]


    27. I picked up this book is a continuation of the power of one which was absolutely brilliant. It is a good story. But it does not have the wit or sensitivity of the power of one. Where the power of one was very autobiographical, Tandia is a fictional story and at times a bit one dimensional. I gave it four stars probably because of the south African context which I enjoyed not so much the storyline.


    28. I felt like this book just went on and on, without any real aimA lot of things could have been left out. Also I felt like it was skipping through time without any real explanation, leaving me with a sort of whiplash. It was only at the end that it began to get interesting, and quickened the pace which was to my liking. Overall ths book left me feeling unsatisfied.


    29. So far it is a good book. Very heavy reading. Having a hard time reading this book and have set it aside for the time being.



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