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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Historical / World War I
  • Language:English
  • Pages:458
  • eBook ISBN:9798350930818
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350930801

The Sands Shall Witness

by Walter Williamson

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World War I in German Southwest Africa is the backdrop for a spellbinding story about forbidden love, genocide and human endurance. Set in present-day Namibia, this historical fiction novel tells the story of colonial aide Conrad Huber, who falls in love with Sybille, daughter of the prominent chieftain of the native Herero — a people that Conrad's government has subjugated for decades. As the German colony and its horrific eugenics project crumbles, war between Sybille and Conrad's peoples threatens to bring their two worlds to a violent end. Together they're forced on a desperate flight across the Kalahari Desert that will test the very limits of their humanity and of their unlikely union.

"Williamson's creative approach kept me entertained throughout...The Sands Shall Witness emerges as a captivating novel that excels in its gripping portrayal of a tragic chapter in human history." - Independent Book Review, January 2024

About the author

Walter Hurst Williamson is a communications and storytelling consultant
and a student of African history. While he has been writing stories for 20 years, this is his
debut novel.

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