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Stones for My Father Download í 105 · [Reading] ➽ Stones for My Father By Trilby Kent – Corlie Rouxs farm life in South Africa is not easy the Transvaal is beautiful but it is also a harsh place where the heat can be so intense that the very raindrops sizzle When her beloved father dies Corlie Rouxs farm life in SoCorlie Rouxs farm life in South Africa is not easy the Transvaal is beautiful but it is also a harsh place where the heat can be so intense that the Stones for ePUB #241 very raindrops sizzle When her beloved father dies she is left with a mother who is as devoted to her sons as she is cruel t. Stones For My Father Trilby KentCorlie Roux the eldest child and only daughter in her family knows from very early on that she will never be her mother's favourite child but she knows that her father loves her and when he dies her whole life seems to crumble not only because she's lost his unwavering support but also because the Boer War is raging and not long after his death she along with her mother brothers Lindewe Sipho her best friend and his sisters must flee their farm and go in search of other Boers who have also left everything behind rather than face capture by the BritishThe story follows them on their escape from the farm just before it is flattened by the English soldiers but their luck runs out and even though they've found other Boers they are found by English soldiers and the white women and children are sent off to a concentration camp The men were interned as prisoners of war and the Black families who accompanied these Boers They just disappear into a camp and are lucky to surviveMy family were lucky during the Boer War my grandfather managed to remain friends with both Boer and English so he never lost his farm however friends of theirs were not so lucky and many of the Boers ended up in concentration camps I remember as a child hearing one woman telling her story about being in such a camp and I think that this is why I found this book so desperately sad honest and I think what I loved about it was that Corlie also finds that there are some English soldiers who will show compassion and kindnessI recently came across a book called The Petticoat Commando Boer Women in Secret Service Johanna Brandt which covers the concentration camps from the point of view of Johanna Brandt actually acting as a nurse in the camp in Pretoria and so thanks to Stones for My Father I have now got a very vivid picture in my mind about the absolutely horrific conditions that the Boers were subjected toEvery now and then a book comes into my life that fills a hole that I didn't even know I had Stones For My Father is one of these books I loved every word and can only thank the author for painting such a vivid picture for us with words

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My The unlucky ones are rounded up and sent to internment campsWill Corlies resilience and devotion to her country sustain her through the suffering and sualor she finds in the camp at Kroonstad That may depend on a soldier from faraway Canada and on inner resources Corlie never dreamed she ha. Seems strange to love the sad story of an unwanted child but the story is told with such attention to detail and really gives a totally different picture of Africa

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Stones for My FatherO her daughter Despite this Corlie finds solace in her friend Sipho and in Africa itself and in the stories she conjures for her brothersBut Corlies world is about to vanish the British are invading and driving Boer families like hers from their farms Some escape into the bush to fight the ene. Fascinating book in that it is compelling reading and I learnt a lot about the Boer War from the perspective of the Boer women and children It made me so grateful that I was able to bring up my own children in safety knowing where the next meal would come from