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The Resource Child of the river, Irma Joubert ; [translation: Else Silke]

Child of the river, Irma Joubert ; [translation: Else Silke]

Label
Child of the river
Title
Child of the river
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Irma Joubert ; [translation: Else Silke]
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Persomi is young, white, and poor, born the middle child of illiterate sharecroppers on the prosperous Fourie farm in the South African Bushveld. Persomi's world is extraordinarily small. She has never been to the local village and spends her days absorbed in the rhythms of the natural world around her, escaping the brutality and squalor of her family home through the newspapers and books passed down to her from the main house and through her walks in the nearby mountains. Persomi s close relationship with her older brother Gerbrand and her fragile friendship with Boelie Fourie heir to the Fourie farm and fortune are her lifeline and her only connection to the outside world. When Gerbrand leaves the farm to fight on the side of the Anglos in WWII and Boelie joins an underground network of Boer nationalists, Persomi s isolated world is blown wide open. But as her very small world falls apart, bigger dreams become open to her dreams of an education, a profession, a native country that values justice and equality, and of love. As Persomi navigates the changing world around her the tragedies of war and the devastating racial strife of her homeland she finally discovers who she truly is, where she belongs, and why her life and every life matters."--Amazon.com
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Joubert, Irma
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Silke, Elsa
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  • Young women
  • Women, White
  • Bildungsromans
  • Large type books
  • Inspirational fiction
Label
Child of the river, Irma Joubert ; [translation: Else Silke]
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
571 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410497161
Lccn
2016048513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)961098700
  • (OCoLC)ocn961098700
Label
Child of the river, Irma Joubert ; [translation: Else Silke]
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
571 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410497161
Lccn
2016048513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)961098700
  • (OCoLC)ocn961098700

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