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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
In the Bushveld of South Africa the young, white and poor, the middle child of illiterate sharecroppers spends her days absorbed in the rhythms of the natural world around her. Persomi's older brother, Gerbrand, is her lifeline and her connection to the outside world. When he leaves the farm to seek work in Johannesburg, her small world falls apart-- and bigger dreams become open to her. The tragedies of WWII and the devastating racial strife of her homeland help Persomi discover who she truly is and where she belongs
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
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Silke, Elsa
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Women, White
  • FICTION / Christian / Historical
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
  • FICTION / Historical
Target audience
adult
Label
Child of the river, Irma Joubert ; translation: Else Silke
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes glossary of terms used and definitions
  • Includes discussion questions
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
ocn945647031
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 404 pages
Isbn
9780718083106
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
  • Includes discussion questions
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
ocn945647031
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 404 pages
Isbn
9780718083106
Lccn
2016019360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945647031

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