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Die Swerfjare van Poppie Nongena [PDF / EPUB] Die Swerfjare van Poppie Nongena Elsa Joubert se strak joernalistieke beskrywing van die lewe van die swartvrou Poppie Nongena is n aangrypend menslike portret en tegelyk ook n belangrike stuk hedendaagse geskiedskrywing Van die boek Elsa Joubert se strak joernalistieke beskrywing van van Poppie ePUB ´ die lewe van die swartvrou Poppie Nongena is n aangrypend menslike portret en tegelyk ook n belangrike stuk hedendaagse geskiedskrywing Van die boek is gese dat die Afrikaner hierna nooit weer sal kan se Maar ons het nie geweet nie.


About the Author: Elsa Joubert

Elsa Elsa Antoinette Murray Joubert was the van Poppie ePUB ´ author of several travel books that concern themselves with life in Africa, the relationships between people and the conflicts between culturesJoubert grew up in Paarl and matriculated from the all girls school La Rochelle in Paarl in She then studied at the University of Stellenbosch from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in and an SED Secondary Education Diploma in She continued her studies at the University of Cape Town which she left with a Master s Die Swerfjare Kindle - degree in Dutch Afrikaans literature at in After graduating, she taught at an all girls high school in Cradock, then worked as the editor of the women s pages of Huisgenoot, a well known Afrikaans family magazine, from to She then started writing full time and travelled extensively in Africa, from the springs of the Nile in Uganda, through the Sudan, to Cairo, as well as to Mozambique, Mauritius, R union, Madagascar, and Angola She also visited IndonesiaIn Elsa Joubert married Klaas Steytler, a journalist and later publisher Swerfjare van Poppie eBook ↠ and author, who died in She has three children, two daughters and one son, and lives in Oranjezicht, Cape Town Her novel Die swerfjare van Poppie Nongena , has been translated into languages and also staged as a drama.



10 thoughts on “Die Swerfjare van Poppie Nongena

  1. says:

    This book was recommended to me by an independent bookseller in Cape Town when I asked, If you were to recommend one book about South Africa for me to read while here, what would it be The story of Poppie Nongena starts before and goes through the imposition of apartheid, which is reported through the life experiences of a simple country girl whose happy early life is transformed by South Africa s official white supremacy The book has been named one of the 100 best African novels of the 20th This book was recommended to me by an independent bookseller in Cape Town when I asked, If you were to recommend one book about South Africa for me to read while here, what would it be The story of Poppie Nongena starts before and goes through the imposition of apartheid, which is reported through the life experiences of a simple country girl whose happy early life is transformed by South Africa s official white supremacy The book has been named one of the 100 best African novels of the 20th century by an international panel of scholars and writers In reality, it was a collaboration between Joubert and her housekeeper, who told Joubert her life story on the condition her identity not be revealed The truth only came out after Poppie s death when people of her childhood village recognized the characters and stories Joubert has left the voice of Poppie in her subject s own voice, with all its multilingual eccentricities This can take some getting used to the narrator speaks of Poppie in the third person as a child and in both the first and the third as an adult , and some reviewers apparently never do But the device makes Poppie all thereal, which makes her story all thecompelling The book is a terrific preparation or companion for visiting Cape Town, where much of it is set, but stands on its own as a timeless tale of human endurance Immediately after closing the book on Poppie, I read Trevor Noah s memoir, Born a Crime, based on the comedian s youth in Johannesburg Noah was born about 10 years after Poppie s story was published, starting near the end of apartheid, reporting its demise and Mandela s elections through the eyes of a young child and then revealing its gritty aftermath from the inside as a restless young man born of a black mother and white father The common themes in the lives of Poppie and Noah despite all their differences makes reading both books evenmemorable and credible


  2. says:

    This was the first book I ve ever read completely in Afrikaans, and the first book by a South African writer that didn t have a white main character It took me some time to get used to the Afrikaans but once I got through it really got to me It did feel weird to me that it mainly focused on the whole policy with the pas, but it hardly mentioned other aspects of Apartheid I mean, it still influences the story, but it s never mentioned by name.


  3. says:

    Hierdie boek is nog net so relevant soos in 1978 My hart breek steeds vir Poppie en al die vroue en ma s wat soos sy moes ly.


  4. says:

    Author Elsa JoubertTitle The Long Journey of Poppie NongenaPublishers Jonathan Ball Publishers, 2019 Originally published in Afrikaans in 1978 as Die Swerfjare van Poppie Nongena by Elsa Joubert, this epic novel has been translated into 13 languages, staged as a drama and recently has been turned into a major motion picture This seven chapter narrative is told through Poppie Nongena s eyes accounting a story of a timid soul who through hardship grew into a brave woman and for over thirty yea Author Elsa JoubertTitle The Long Journey of Poppie NongenaPublishers Jonathan Ball Publishers, 2019 Originally published in Afrikaans in 1978 as Die Swerfjare van Poppie Nongena by Elsa Joubert, this epic novel has been translated into 13 languages, staged as a drama and recently has been turned into a major motion picture This seven chapter narrative is told through Poppie Nongena s eyes accounting a story of a timid soul who through hardship grew into a brave woman and for over thirty years settled and resettled in places like Upington, Lamberts Bay, Cape Town and MdantsaneSome of the key themes found in between this three hundred pager include big family dynamics underlying negative effects of the Group Areas Act and Pass Laws Act conflicts between African culture, religion and African spirituality forced marriages at a young age in laws expectations importance of education and the sacrifices that come with child barring motherhoodPoppie s family stretched over four generations, a Xhosa family originally from Gordonia Northern Cape however due to the Group Areas Act they were eventually relocated to Cape Town were at some point almost ten people lived together in a two roomed shack Poppie was the fourth born, with three elder brothers Plank, Hoedjie and Mosie She also had step brothers and sisters Pieta, Katie, Jakkie and Baby Most of her life she had to carry some of the responsibilities of her siblings while also carrying for an ailing husband, Stone and their five children Due to circumstances after moving to Cape Town, her children had to be separated in order to find better schooling The eldest Bonsile, lived in Mdantsane with his brother Fezi the two daughters Nomvula and Thandi lived with ailing paternal grandparents in the tribal lands and the last born Kindjie and grandson Vukile Bonsile s child lived with the rest of the family in Cape Town This heavy family responsibility came at an early age for Poppie, for instance at nine years Poppie had to leave school in order to take care of her step brothers and sisters.Although writtenthan forty years ago, the book still explores current themes that still weigh on a lot of South Africans especially women For instance the role of alcohol in leading to domestic abuse of women the level of migrate workers from other African countries coming to South Africa looking for better economic opportunities in the process leaving behind family and children how black women lack financial and estate security and how patriarchal notions in religion, culture and legislature suppresses the social mobility, personal growth and financial security of black African women Therefore this book not only talks to the micro dynamics of how families units get broken but offers a macro examination of how of our country has went through a level of cosmetic construction, where nothing much has changed to address these issues oppressing the black woman post 1994Even through violently losing her grandson due to the State of Emergency riots, losing her husband due to sickness, a disintegrated family and ruthless government system, Poppie still had commendable determination to keep moving forward We already know what life is like We take what comes our way and then we go on But we don t give up she said BlackStrongWomen TheStruggleContinuesRolland Simpi Motaung 2020


  5. says:

    Apartheid, Groups Areas Act culture, poverty, family bonds, step parents demeanors, substance abuse, love, life, death, courage, despair, strength, weakness, unfairness, black on black violence,where do I begin reviewing this book These topics are all there.Born during the apartheid years and having lived through survived them for 20 years before the dawn of a democratic South Africa, I am privileged to be in a position to compare the two eras and appreciate the current constitution, Apartheid, Groups Areas Act culture, poverty, family bonds, step parents demeanors, substance abuse, love, life, death, courage, despair, strength, weakness, unfairness, black on black violence,where do I begin reviewing this book These topics are all there.Born during the apartheid years and having lived through survived them for 20 years before the dawn of a democratic South Africa, I am privileged to be in a position to compare the two eras and appreciate the current constitution, even though it is NOT YET UHURU I can relate stories of family members, neighbours, friends and acquaintances, which were similar to those narrated in this book, and most importantly, I have witnessed many similar events myself GOD SAVE THE WORLD, and let the world be amenable to saving


  6. says:

    6 Sterre Poppie neem jou saam op haar vele swerftogte Een via dolorosa na die ander Gelouter word jy met jou wind uitgeslaan langs die pad gelos, en dan weet jy nie meer hoe nou verder nie Hierdie brawe vrou en haar mense se lief en leed word jou eie, en nou voel jy soos n weeskind sonder hul teenwoordigheid, en jou dae strek leeg voor jou uit Die wreedheid waartot mense teenoor mekaar in staat is, laat jou emosioneel steier, jy voel dit diep in jou lyf Poppie se sto ese lewensfilosofie i 6 Sterre Poppie neem jou saam op haar vele swerftogte Een via dolorosa na die ander Gelouter word jy met jou wind uitgeslaan langs die pad gelos, en dan weet jy nie meer hoe nou verder nie Hierdie brawe vrou en haar mense se lief en leed word jou eie, en nou voel jy soos n weeskind sonder hul teenwoordigheid, en jou dae strek leeg voor jou uit Die wreedheid waartot mense teenoor mekaar in staat is, laat jou emosioneel steier, jy voel dit diep in jou lyf Poppie se sto ese lewensfilosofie is merkwaardig, en hoe sy ten spyte van alles n diep innerlike krag openbaar Liefdevol en sag, moederlik en heldhaftig met n bomenslike wil wat haar oor alles laat se vier Die verhaal skeur jou stukkend vir n land wat jy liefhet en soos Poppie sal ons almal onsself keer op keer moet afstof, optel en ons beste gee vir ons naaste en ons medemense


  7. says:

    The content is a long running story familiar to so very many South Africans sad, but true and the pitfalls must be so frustrating to the people in the locations townships.I did not much enjoy the stilted style of story telling I realise this was probably the way Poppie related her history, but was too removed in style did not draw me in.


  8. says:

    A very poignant read about the life and times of a family in apartheid South Africa I enjoyed the story of Poppy s family,so because I could identify with most of the places in Cape Town and Mdantsane where her family has lived The writing felt like it was translated at times from Afrikaans , which it was but an otherwise an enjoyable read.


  9. says:

    Harrowing Heartbreaking Eye opening.


  10. says:

    3.5


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