The Divided Country



Publication date: September 2019

The Rebel. Belfast Northern Ireland – 1978
Indoctrinated at an early age into the evils of sectarian violence, Billy Mayne takes up arms with the IRA. When a young boy is killed in crossfire, Billy is held responsible and the IRA wants him out of Ireland. Given a new identity, he is transported to a remote South African community that is loyal to the Republican Army.

The Outcast. Thabazimbi, South Africa  – 1980
Anna is an outsider, a young girl condemned to a life of prejudice and poverty under the apartheid regime. Her only friend is the Irishman. But he comes with a hidden past. A past that threatens to destroy them both.

The Divided Country is a haunting tale of courage, loyalty and love. From the urban battlefields of Northern Ireland to the racial segregation of South Africa, it shows how the actions of one man and an outcast girl reunite a divided community.


Product details

  • Paperback: 358 pages
  • Publisher: Africa House Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-9955491-3-5

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