The Burning Land by George Alagiah (signed hardback 1st edition)


This copy of The Burning Land, the exhilarating debut political thriller from BBC broadcaster George Alagiah, is signed by the author. 

‘It was never meant to be like this. Sabotage, yes. Propaganda, yes. All of that and more – but not this. Not murder.’

South Africa has become a powder keg. Its precious land is being sold off to the highest bidders while the country’s corrupt elite pocket the profits. As the dreams and hopes of its people are threatened, frustration turns to violence. With the shocking murder of one of the country’s bright young hopes, the fuse is well and truly lit.

When conflict mediator Lindi returns home to the country of her birth she is reunited with her childhood friend Kagiso. Suddenly the professional becomes deeply personal and they find themselves at the heart of the chaos. They have just days to save themselves and the country they love, even as events are set in motion that no one, least of all they, can control.

“George Alagiah manages to give us the best of both worlds: an absorbing, pacy thriller with great political depth” - Tahmima Anam

“Pacy and stylish; immensely gripping – what a read” - Jeremy Vine

”Praise for George Alagiah: Courageous, controversial, compassionate” - Daily Mail

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books; Main edition (29 Aug. 2019)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 2.7 x 24 cm