Join Isabella Niehaus in toasting Sussie Kotze, her new novel Hulle noem haar Carminda, and her 90th birthday on 17 October. The novel begins when Skipper Mias Mulder returns from Walvis Bay to Ei-Land on the West Coast after hearing that another man has been visiting his fiancé. He borrows a motorcycle and sets off on the long journey. On the way he meets the stranded Carminda and offers her a lift. She clings tightly to his back, and gradually he learns her woeful story. An unforgettable story of love and loss. Dean Balie reads an extract.