by Henning Mankell


Paperback, 279 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $15 | purchase


Purchase Featured Books

  • Daniel
  • Henning Mankell

NPR stories about Daniel

New In Paperback

Family Matters: Mozart's Sister, A Colonial Adoption And The Memories Of Old Men

This deeply melancholy stand-alone historical novel by Henning Mankell — the Swedish author of the Kurt Wallander mysteries — begins in the late 1870s, as amateur entomologist Hans Bengler journeys to the Kalahari Desert in search of an insect he can name after himself. Instead, he impulsively adopts an African child whose family is decimated in a colonial massacre. Hans names the child Daniel and brings him back to Sweden in order to "civilize" him. Eventually, a link emerges between Daniel

Reviews From The NPR Community


Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

Support comes from: