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Raised by Fiela Kimoetie, a Black woman, after he wanders as a three-year-old into the South African forest, the young man who may be Lukas Van Rooyen, son of Afrikaaners, finds himself forced by the Magistrate to reorient his affections and values
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Set in nineteenth-century rural south Africa, Fiela's Child tells the gripping story of Fiela Kometie and a white, three-year-old child, Benjamin, whom she finds crying on her doorstep. For nine years Fiela raised Benjamin as one of her own children. But when census takers discover Benjamin, they send him to an illiterate white family of woodcutters who claim him as their son. What follows is Benjamin's search for his identity and the fundamental changes affecting the white and black families who claim him.About the Author:
Dalene Matthee, born in South Africa in 1938, is the author of a collection of short stories, Die Judasbok, and five novels, including Circles in a Forest and The Mulberry Forest.
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Book Description Knopf, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110394552318
Book Description Condition: New. New. Looks like an interesting title!. Seller Inventory # M-0394552318
Book Description Knopf, 1986. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0394552318