The Resource Child of the river : a novel, Irma Joubert ; translation, Else Silke

Child of the river : a novel, Irma Joubert ; translation, Else Silke

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Child of the river : a novel
Title
Child of the river
Title remainder
a novel
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Irma Joubert ; translation, Else Silke
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  • eng
  • afr
  • eng
Summary
"Persomi's dreams are much bigger than the world of poverty and deprivation that surround her in the Bushveld of the 1940s and 1950s in South Africa. Persomi is young, white and poor, born the middle child of illiterate sharecroppers on the prosperous Fourie farm. 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. Her older brother, Gerbrand, is her lifeline and her connection to the outside world. When he leaves the farm to seek work in Johannesburg, 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, and of love. As Persomi navigates the changing world around her-- the tragedies of WWII and the devastating racial strife of her homeland --she finally discovers who she truly is and where she belongs"--Provided by publisher
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Title
Child of the river
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Summary
Born into poverty as the second child of illiterate sharecroppers in 1940s South Africa, Persomi dreams of getting an education, a career and of finding love and follows her older brother, Gerbrand, who leaves the farm to find work in Johannesburg
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10532505
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
839.3/636
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Afrikaans
LC call number
PT6593.2.O8314
LC item number
P4713 2016
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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Irma Joubert ; [translation: Else Silke]
Child of the river : a novel, Irma Joubert ; translation, Else Silke
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Child of the river : a novel, Irma Joubert ; translation, Else Silke
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Note
  • Includes an excerpt from: The girl from the train
  • Includes discussion questions (pages 389-390)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-394)
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volume
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text
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txt
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22 cm
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Extent
xii, 404 pages
Isbn
9780718083106
Lccn
2016019360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Note
cat13rev
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  • ocn945647031
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