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The Children's Day

Heyns, Michiel


OBZ: South African Fiction (African Literature)

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The children's day is a literary chronicle - at times shocking, funny, and tender - of a boy's coming of age in the Free State village of Verkeerdespruit, during the apartheid years of the sixties. Through a series of finely drawn and illuminating situations, the novel captures the essence of what it was like to grow up in a world fraught with strange and sometimes violent contradictions of class, race, gender, and language. The widening world of adolescence, in all its allure and confusion, is explored through the acute but puzzled eyes of Simon, who struggles to make sense of the adult world around him - torn between scorn for his surroundings and a desire to belong."

Softcover. English. Jonathan Ball. 2002. 244pp. In fair/good condition.


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The Children's Day

The Children's Day

OBZ: South African Fiction (African Literature)

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