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A compelling coming of age tale with an not likely and completely 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 terrible, born the middlea baby of illiterate sharecroppers at the filthy rich 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 flora and fauna round her, escaping the brutality and squalor of her kin domestic during the newspapers and books handed all the way down to her from the most condo and during her walks within the within sight mountains.  

Persomi’s shut courting 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 basically connection to the skin international. whilst Gerbrand leaves the farm to struggle at the aspect of the Anglos in WWII and Boelie joins an underground community of Boer nationalists, Persomi’s remoted international is blown broad open. yet as her very small global falls aside, greater desires turn into open to her—dreams of an schooling, a occupation, a local nation that values justice and equality, and of affection. As Persomi navigates the altering international round her—the tragedies of warfare 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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