Win a signed copy of Joanne Joseph's Children of Sugarcane and 6 bottles of South African wine

Pick up a book and a glass of ethical South African wine

We're giving you the chance to win a signed copy of Children of Sugarcane by Joanne Joseph and a 6-bottle case of wine from three fine Fairtrade producers in South Africa.

Vividly set against the backdrop of 19th century India and the British-owned sugarcane plantations of Natal, written with great tenderness and lyricism, Children of Sugarcane paints an intimate and wrenching picture of indenture told from a woman’s perspective.

Shanti, stifled by life in rural India and facing an arranged marriage, dreams that South Africa is an opportunity to start afresh. The Colony of Natal is where Shanti believes she can escape the poverty, caste, and a traumatic fate. Months later, after a harrowing sea voyage, she eventually arrives and realises life there is full of hardship and labour.

Spanning four decades and two continents, discover the life-giving power of love, the indestructible bonds between family and friends, heroism, and how the ultimate sacrifice becomes Shanti's greatest redemption.

10 runners-up will each receive a signed copy. 

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This competition ended on 23/06/2022

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1 x winner will receive a signed copy of Joanne Joseph's Children of Sugarcane and two bottles of Fairview's Goats do Roam Red Blend, Western Cape 2020, two bottles of Lubanzi Shiraz Grenache Mourvèdre, Coastal 2020, and two bottles of Bosman Family Vineyards Adama White, Wellington 2020
10 x runners-up will receive a signed copy of Children of Sugarcane by Joanne Joseph 

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  • Closing date: 11:59pm, Thursday 23rd June 2022
  • No purchase necessary.
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted. Entrants may not win more than one prize.
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