This long-awaited and elegant English translation of Elsa Joubert's much-acclaimed novel, Die Reise van Isobelle, now invites English-speaking readers to share the author's unique account of the lives of an ordinary South African family against the backdrop of a century of extraordinary national and international upheaval. Set between 1894 and 1994 and spanning four generations, this engaging and beautifully told saga focuses on the lives of the women of the family, whose literal and metaphorical journeys between the start of the Anglo-Boer War and the birth of democracy in South Africa provide the fabric of the narrative. It explores especially the tensions created by the conflict between loyalty to the family and loyalty to one's own beliefs. Elsa Joubert probes with profound insight and acute observation the influences, cultural and historical, that drove otherwise decent, essentially well-meaning South Africans to the evil of apartheid. She confronts with rare courage and frankness the undeclared civil wars that white South Africans waged among themselves for almost a hundred years, and counts the cost in the disappointments and wasted lives the conflict produced. Isobelle's Journey reveals the essential tragedy of what took place in South Africa: it exposes inescapably the guilt and innocence of the Afrikaner nation.
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Book Description Jonathan Ball Publishers, Johannesburg, 2002. Soft Cover. Softcover, 583 pages. Very Good condition. Size 9"x6". In ths much-acclaimed novel "Elsa Joubert probes with profound insight and acute observation the influences, cultural and historical, that drove otherwise decent, essentially well-meaning South Africans to the evil of apartheid." Moderate exterior shelfwear, else Fine condition, clean and unmarked. Bookseller Inventory # 006168
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