Fiela’s Child


Dalene Matthee

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The ostriches symbolize humanity’s relationship with nature, which is often unpredictable but can, with patience, be harmonious.  Early in the novel, Fiela acquires a new female ostrich named Pollie, which she hopes to breed with…

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Elephant tusks in the novel symbolize greed, and particularly how some people are willing to sacrifice both nature and their own personal relationships all for the sake of money. Elias is always looking for new…

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