Spanish. Since its publication in 1967 it has sold 20 million copies and earned author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, awards, including the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.
Chinese. Nobel Prize for Literature. Faced with a repressive cultural environment and the threat of a spell in a prison farm, Gao fled Beijing and began a journey of 15,000 kms into the remote mountains and ancient forests of Sichuan in southwest China. The result of this epic voyage of discovery is Soul Mountain. Probes the human soul with directness and candour and delights in the freedom of the imagination to expand the notion of the individual self.
Afrikaans. In Africa a child wanders too far into the forest. He never returns. Nine years later, two government officials, working on a census, find a white living with a coloured family in the mountains on the other side of the forest. They take him away from a stricken Fiela.