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Child of the river

Author: Irma Joubert
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017. ©2016
Series: Thorndike Press large print Christian historical fiction
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irma Joubert
ISBN: 9781410497161 141049716X
OCLC Number: 961098700
Language Note: Translated by Elsa Silke.
Notes: "A novel"--Cover.
Originally published in 2010 in Afrikaans.
Description: 571 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print Christian historical fiction
Other Titles: Pérsomi.
Responsibility: Irma Joubert.

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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.

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