A compelling coming of age tale with an not likely and totally memorable heroine, Child of the River is a undying story of heartbreak and triumph set in South Africa on the sunrise of apartheid.
Persomi is younger, white, and bad, born the middlea baby of illiterate sharecroppers at the wealthy Fourie farm within the South African Bushveld. Persomi’s international is very small. She hasn't ever been to the neighborhood village and spends her days absorbed within the rhythms of the wildlife round her, escaping the brutality and squalor of her kin domestic in the course of the newspapers and books handed all the way down to her from the most condominium and during her walks within the within reach mountains.
Persomi’s shut dating together with her older brother Gerbrand and her fragile friendship with Boelie Fourie—heir to the Fourie farm and fortune—are her lifeline and her in basic terms connection to the surface global. whilst Gerbrand leaves the farm to struggle at the part of the Anglos in WWII and Boelie joins an underground community of Boer nationalists, Persomi’s remoted global is blown extensive open. yet as her very small international falls aside, greater desires turn into open to her—dreams of an schooling, a career, a local state that values justice and equality, and of affection. As Persomi navigates the altering international round her—the tragedies of battle and the devastating racial strife of her homeland—she ultimately discovers who she really is, the place she belongs, and why her life—and each life—matters.
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