The Expedition to the Baobab Tree

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A slave woman is the only survivor of a failed expedition into the depths of Africa. She shelters in the hollow trunk of a baobab tree where she relives her earlier existence in a state of increasing isolation. How she was captured in her hometown and taken away as a child, her life in a harbor city on the eastern coast as servant to different masters, her journey with her last owner and protector, and her life in the baobab tree.

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WILMA STOCKENSTRÖM is a well-established poet, novelist and dramatist, as well as a professional actress, appearing on stage, television and in film. She was born on August 7, 1933 in the small village of Napier in the wheat-growing Southern Cape. She obtained a BA degree in drama from the University of Stellenbosch in 1952. After a year of broadcasting in Cape Town, she moved to Pretoria, where she lived for many years, working as an actress for the stage and television. She and her husband, the linguist, Ants Kirsipuu, settled in Cape Town in 1993, where she still lives after his death early in 2003.

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