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Die swerfjare van Poppie Nongena | General Fiction

Elsa Joubert

Poppie Nongena grew up with Ouma Hannie in Upington and with her mom in Lambert’s Bay’s township. But when she married the migrant worker Stone Nongena and was forced by the authorities to relocate to the township Nyanga, Poppie’s life changed irrevocably. Shortly thereafter, Poppie’s trouble with the pass law system started. The next ten years, Poppie fought local authorities who wanted to force her and her children to move to the Ciskei, a homeland outside East London. Throughout this hardship, Poppie remained determined to provide her children with a good education and a better future.  

This heart-wrenching, but inspiring novel tells the story of a black woman’s struggle against the laws of apartheid. It is still considered as one of the best African novels of the twentieth century. 

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Die swerfjare van Poppie Nongena | General Fiction


Author: Elsa Joubert
Category: General Fiction
ISBN: 9780624088370
Date Released: 15 October 2019
Price (incl. VAT): R 275.00
Format: Soft cover, 312pp

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Elsa Joubert


Elsabé (Elsa) Antoinette Murray Joubert was born on October 19, 1922 in Paarl in the Western Cape. She finished school in 1939 at La Rochelle Girls' High in...