Coverart for item
The Resource Child of the river, Irma Joubert ; translation, Else Silke, (large print)

Child of the river, Irma Joubert ; translation, Else Silke, (large print)

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 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
Cataloging source
DLC
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 2017
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Silke, Elsa
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ossewa-Brandwag (Organization : South Africa)
  • Young women
  • Women, White
  • Sharecroppers
  • Abused children
  • Afrikaners
  • Nationalists
  • Apartheid
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • South Africa
  • Bushveld Complex (South Africa)
Target audience
adult
Label
Child of the river, Irma Joubert ; translation, Else Silke, (large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in 2010 in Afrikaans
  • Includes discussion questions
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 567-568)
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
ocn961098700
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
571 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410497161
Lccn
2016048513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
F JOUBERT ; XX-FL ; LP ; [M16BP130, #19, 5@30.99, WJM/ ]
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)961098700
Label
Child of the river, Irma Joubert ; translation, Else Silke, (large print)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in 2010 in Afrikaans
  • Includes discussion questions
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 567-568)
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
ocn961098700
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
571 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410497161
Lccn
2016048513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
F JOUBERT ; XX-FL ; LP ; [M16BP130, #19, 5@30.99, WJM/ ]
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)961098700

Library Locations

    • Antioch BranchBorrow it
      6060 N. Chestnut Ave., Gladstone, MO, 64119 , US
      39.20389 -94.54657
    • North Independence BranchBorrow it
      317 W. 24 Hwy., Independence, MO, 64050 , US
      39.100794 -94.418828
    • Oak Grove BranchBorrow it
      2320 S. Broadway St., Oak Grove, MO, 64075, US
      38.99155 -94.13043
Processing Feedback ...