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by Dalene Matthee

In Africa a child wanders too far into the Knysna Forest. He never returns. Nine years later, two government officials, working on a census, find a white child living with a Coloured family in the mountains on the other side of the forest. They take him away from the stricken Fiela, who has brought him up, and give him back to his 'original' family. Whipped into using a new name and calling strangers 'ma' and 'pa', Benjamin is so stunned that the cannot cry and waits for Fiela to reclaim him. But Fiela, powerless before authority, never comes. So Benjamin has to grow up before he can go in search of the truth.
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ISBN: 0140084789
ISBN13: 978-0140084788
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary
Author: Dalene Matthee
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Putnam~trade (October 31, 2003)
Pages: 368 pages
ePUB size: 1721 kb
FB2 size: 1741 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 215
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Great insight into 19th century South Africa. Very interesting to learn how different societies lived and related to each other- economically, socially, judicially. Philosophically asks the question of how we define ourselves and where our identification comes from. I enjoyed the book thoroughly and the conversations that arose from it's reading.
I bought this book many years ago and just recently gave it to a friend to read who was recovering from an illness. She liked it, and I actually bought this extra copy because I was afraid I wouldn't get it back. Plan to read it again soon when I get the time.
Amazing tear-jerker, so well written that in your mind you become part of the story. I loved it from beginning to end, and the fact that it was based on a true story in a beautiful part of our country (Knysna area) that I know so well, just made it all the more enjoyable. Highly recommended - just as good as her bestseller, Circles in a Forest.
I am currently in 11th grade and had to read this book for school. I must say, this is the best book I have ever read for school, I'd give it a 95%. It was so emotional that it put me in a funk for an entire day after reading it. Everything was described in such great detail that it came alive; and the characters were excellent, particularly Benjamin, Nina, and Selling. All the episodes in the book were great, particularly the final scenes where Benjamin had to sort out his feelings for Nina. The only flaw I felt the book had is that I wish it would've had more of a resolution with the whole Nina affair at the end, but this is only a minor flaw in this great book.
Refreshing to find teachers suggesting books that are written in other languages and then translated into English. Also nice, that it opens a child's view to a different experience.
so multi cultural
A fabulous read, so well written, a book I always wanted to read, and now it has been translated to english, I could.
This book is extremely well written and explored the emotions around adoption, race and attitudes. Being familiar with adoption and all it entails, this book "belonged to me"