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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
Statement of responsibility
Irma Joubert ; [translation: Else Silke]
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • 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. A compelling coming of age story with an unlikely and utterly memorable heroine, Persomi's English language publication solidifies Irma Joubert's important place in the canon of inspirational historical fiction"--
Member of
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
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10532505
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Joubert, Irma
Dewey number
839.3/636
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Silke, Elsa
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women, White
  • Young women
Target audience
adult
Label
Child of the river, Irma Joubert ; [translation: Else Silke]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes glossary of terms used and definitions
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-394)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057551973
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 404 pages
Isbn
9780718083106
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016019360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945647031
Label
Child of the river, Irma Joubert ; [translation: Else Silke]
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes glossary of terms used and definitions
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-394)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057551973
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 404 pages
Isbn
9780718083106
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016019360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945647031

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