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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
Author
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
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Joubert, Irma
Dewey number
839.3/636
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT6593.2.O8314
LC item number
P4713 2016eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Afrikaners
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Determination (Personality trait)
  • Family secrets
  • Nineteen forties
  • Race relations
  • Self-discovery in women
  • Women, White
  • Young women
  • South Africa
Label
Child of the river, Irma Joubert ; [translation: Else Silke]
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=2628801
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
  • Includes glossary of terms used and definitions
  • Includes discussion questions
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-394)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 404 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780718083090
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E921DEE1-03FE-46A8-8AE9-D767D3702F81
System control number
  • ocn960940194
  • (OCoLC)960940194
Label
Child of the river, Irma Joubert ; [translation: Else Silke]
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=2628801
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
  • Includes glossary of terms used and definitions
  • Includes discussion questions
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-394)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 404 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780718083090
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E921DEE1-03FE-46A8-8AE9-D767D3702F81
System control number
  • ocn960940194
  • (OCoLC)960940194

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