The history of a book. The adoption of German “Aryan” orphans in South Africa in 1948 caused the writer’s obsession, so that she had to write the novel all the time.
At the origin orphan Black and white files. Played Arte in the documentary 1948: South African white blood, Designed by Régine Dura (2011), it shows eighty-three little babies disembarking in the port of Cape Town. The children were selected by a South African charity soaked in Nazi ideology. Dietse Kinderfonds provided ” Recreating the blood of the South African Dutchman”, These people are from non-English-speaking settlers, and they live in fear of being replaced by blacks.
When Bessora saw her own photos in 2017, she decided to abandon the tetralogy me foot dynasty Start at Zoonotic diseases with Citizen narcissus (Feather snake, 2018). This family saga traces the four centuries of European colonial expansion on its margins and characters that do not meet their expectations. But now, the author only thinks of Peter Ammermann, who is still a child and an adult in the documentary. “Seventy years after the fact, he talked about his internal gui. It used to be a symbol of Nazism and a tool of apartheid, but he was not asked to provide anything.” She remembered. The tall, blue-eyed, blond, she moved her, “The Face of Sin” -Therefore, he is obliged to remain silent.
History, indoctrination, assignment of identities: the testimony of the person she mentioned «Peter» Since the beginning of her novel, it has occupied the resonance of Bessora’s theme 53 cm (Feathered Snake, 1999). This writer was born in Brussels in 1968. His father is Swiss and his father is Gabonese. In 1994, she resigned from South Africa and got to know South Africa after she resigned from her post in international finance. In his view, the country’s history was at that time ” Echo chamber, to solve the problem we buried in the West “. She fell in love with Peter at first sight. Who is not in love »And want to see him. She won a scholarship to cover travel expenses. All that is left is to find the coordinates of the person who is obsessed with him. She watched documentaries time and time again. Try to find the name of the place that led her to the city’s footprint, and finally find the address of a safe place in the Cape area.
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