|About the Book|
Red Clay, Blood River is a story told by Earth about two brothers from Germany and an enslaved South African woman whose lives bind together nineteenth-century Americas “Trail of Tears and South Africas “Great Trek. Memories of their journeysMoreRed Clay, Blood River is a story told by Earth about two brothers from Germany and an enslaved South African woman whose lives bind together nineteenth-century Americas “Trail of Tears� and South Africas “Great Trek.� Memories of their journeys through oppression, estrangement and reconciliation reverberate in the lives of three contemporary students brought together by their interests in ecology. Through their often difficult friendship and a surprising discovery they begin to unravel the mystery of their estrangements, struggles, and deep connections to each other and to the earth.Based on extensive research in the United States, South Africa, and England, this book takes readers through a sweeping saga of love and conflict in the context of emigration, invasion, slavery, and exploitation. Through its stories we are invited to see our fractured human history from within the sensibilities of an earth that seeks the flourishing of all creatures and transcends their deaths within its life.William Johnson Everett is the author of eight books and numerous articles in social ethics and religion. After over thirty years of teaching ” in Germany, India, and South Africa as well as the United States ” he now turns his hand to a poetically written novel to probe the issues of ecological and human reconciliation.