ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Arianna Dagnino has crossed many borders and five continents.
Born in Genoa, Italy, she studied in London, Moscow and Boston before entering international reporting, which led her to spend several years in Southern Africa and Australia, where she was awarded her PhD in Comparative Literature.
She has published several books – in Italian and English – of fiction and nonfiction. Among them, The Afrikaner (Guernica Editions, Toronto, 2019), a novel and a screenplay set between South Africa, Namibia and the Island of Zanzibar, and Il Quintetto d'Istanbul (The Istanbul Quintet), an exploration of the writing life in transcultural mode.
She has Canadian, Australian and Italian citizenship.
A woman scientist’s quest for love, fossils and redemption in the South African wilderness.
Mid-1990s. As South Africa sheds apartheid, a female palaeontologist goes searching for fossil remains into a scorching desert to face her Afrikaner heritage and find redeeming love.
All people have a history and all nations have bloodlines. They all get shaken up. And they all find a resolution.