Oleńka in Africa

‘Oleńka in Africa,’ is a gripping autobiographical sequel to the book, ‘Oleńka.’   After World War II, Oleńka, a young Polish political prisoner, sails to Cape Town to start a new life of her own.  On her arrival, she marries a Polish veterinary surgeon who is based in Ladybrand; and later Barkly East.  Oleńka’s dreams of an exotic African adventure soon turn into a traumatic rollercoaster ride as her marriage becomes plagued by financial woes, shadows of the past and complicated emotions which affect both of them.  It is a deeply moving account of two foreigners struggling to make a fresh start for themselves in South Africa during the 1950’s.