An Instant With A Great Book

When reading the book called An Instant In The Wind by André Brink I started loving novels again. I really liked the book, because the story is beautiful and the plot interesting. In every way a succesful book choice.

South African writer André Brink wrote about love, which wasn’t accepted mid 1700s where the story is located. White woman and black man, slave, was an impossible combination and that’s why i think Elisabeth and Adam’s face in a desert outside of any civilization. These two are fighting across uninhabited regions of South Africa’s natural temperature completely at the mercy, and the trip progresses both weapons and the snobbish clothing are taking off. Ignoring each others past, life values and skin color, the finally find each other. I love it when the author takes the reader close to a different but lovely love story, while acces to an amazing and breathtaking journey through Africa.

The book is really worth reading if you love love stories and travelling.


Brink, André. 1976. An Instant I The Wind. London: Star.


Analyzing Elisabeth Larsson

The book An Instant In The Wind by André Brink is a story of two entirely different people. A white woman and black man, slave, meet in the middle of  the desert African heat. Then starts the journey together back to ”home” and on the way  so prejudices as clothing are taking off.  Love story is about to begin.

Second of the main characters, Elisabeth Larsson is in the beginning of the story a shallow, introverted and omniscient person. The Story unfolds that she is also a loving and caring and really interesting person, how is a little bit lost in her life. Elisabeths caprice to getting married young and  wandering around Africa with an adventurous husband, is catching up with her. Her husbands sudden death leaves her in the middle of nowhere. She realises that she is really alone and doesn’t know anything about life yet, until she meets her ”white knight”, Adam, who falls in love with Elisabeth’s beauty. He can’t be helping the sad, lost girl and Elisabeths shale is slowly beginning to fall apart.

While reading the story further and further I started like the character. She revealed some interesting things and the extracts from the past helped to understand the person better. It was interesting to watch Elisabeth’s journey through Africa and to see a person to change within the story.

Elisabeth’s mind map

10 challenging words

finch = peippo

wagon = vankkurit

reflection = kuvajainen

grain of sand = hiekanjyvä

rising tide = nousuvesi

twinkle = tuike

mocking = ivallinen

chirp = visertää

mirage = kangastus

governor = kuvernööri

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