Boer Boy Memoirs Of An Anglo Boer War Youth

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Boer Boy

Boer Boy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chris Schoeman
Editor: Penguin Random House South Africa
ISBN: 1770221166
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Boer Boy is the touching true story of a ten-year- old farm boy’s traumatic but fascinating experiences during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902. When Charles du Preez and his father were discovered hiding in the mountains of their eastern Free State farm, they were taken prisoner by the English and transported in open coal trucks to Durban. From there they began a harrowing journey aboard the SS Aurania to the prisoner-of-war camps of Umballa and Solon in India, where Charles was the youngest inmate. Back in South Africa, Charles’s mother and siblings, apprehended while fleeing the Khakis during Lord Kitchener’s destructive ‘scorched earth’ campaign, were interned in the infamous Winburg concentration camp. Based on an account Charles wrote later in life as well as other notable oral and documentary sources, including a diary kept by Charles’s mother during the war, Boer Boy tracks the Du Preez family’s wartime experiences. It culminates in Charles and his father’s repatriation to South Africa, where the family was reunited and returned home to the ruins of their farm to start again. Enthralling, poignant and richly informative, this is a valuable addition to the history of the Anglo-Boer War.

Field Guide to the Battlefields of South Africa

Field Guide to the Battlefields of South Africa Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nicki von der Heyde
Editor: Penguin Random House South Africa
ISBN: 1920545751
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Expert battlefields guide Nicki von der Heyde presents 71 battles covering three wars and a series of conflicts that shaped the course of South Africa’s history – from the colonial clashes that characterised the 18th and 19th centuries through to the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 and the 2nd Anglo-Boer War of 1899–1902. Informative and lively accounts of the engagements are provided, with special attention given to the context, action, outcomes and principal combatants involved. Arranged in provincial and regional order, the Field Guide to the Battlefields of South Africa includes an array of special features that allow for an enthralling and multi-layered account of the battles: • 580 images • 80 illustrated timelines • 60 fact and feature boxes • 16 annotated battle maps • 10 regional locator maps • Detailed directions to each site • GPS co-ordinates for inaccessible locations. Comprehensive, compelling and vividly illustrated, the Field Guide to the Battlefields of South Africa is an indispensable tool for professional and amateur military historians as well as anyone interested in exploring South Africa’s fascinating history.

Angels of Mercy

Angels of Mercy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chris Schoeman
Editor: Penguin Random House South Africa
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Angels of Mercy by Chris Schoeman Summary

After the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer War, hundreds of women left their countries for South Africa, some in search of adventure, others with a strong desire to help the victims of war. They came from all over the world – from Britain and its colonies, and from pro-Boer countries in Europe. But, whatever their origins, they all came to live and work under harsh conditions in a world that was foreign to them. Angels of Mercy tells the story of twelve of these brave women. Hailing from England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, some worked as nurses on the frontline, while others came to teach Boer children in the concentration camps. Based on personal diaries and letters and other wartime sources, this fascinating and inspiring book tells of their trials and tribulations as they dealt with the dangers of war, the extremes of the environment, and the sad eyes of the dying men under their care. Theirs are stories of compassion and courage.


Nauhaus Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frieda Honiball
Editor: Siber Ink
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Nauhaus by Frieda Honiball Summary

It is not often that genealogical details make for easy reading. In this book, the authors present more than 500 years of their family history in an interesting, informative, yet easily readable manner. This family history is set out in the context of the origins of Protestantism, of the Moravian Missionary Movement, and of the activities of the Berlin Missionary Society in Southern Africa. Also included are the biographies of the Moravian missionary Carl Friedrich Nauhaus and his three nephews, the Berlin missionaries Carl Theodor Nauhaus, Friedrich Wilhelm Nauhaus and Carl August Ferdinand Nauhaus, all of whom left Germany in the nineteenth century for mission services in Southern Africa.

The Historical Karoo

The Historical Karoo Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chris Schoeman
Editor: Penguin Random House South Africa
ISBN: 1770225706
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To many people, especially those driving along the N1 national road at high speeds, the Karoo represents nothing more than a monotonous, hot and arid landscape to be passed through as quickly as possible. But in this vast, open region, history is everywhere, if visitors would only look for it. And that is exactly the purpose of this book: to point out all the many places, buildings, objects and associated personalities of historical interest in the Karoo. The Karoo has been the world of travellers, writers, statesmen and scientists, figures as diverse as Olive Schreiner, Rudyard Kipling, Winston Churchill and Dr Chris Barnard. It has also been the scene of serious conflict, of which the many old British blockhouses, forts, grave sites and memorials dating from the Anglo-Boer War are vivid reminders; and it still boasts old examples of vernacular and industrial architecture, and engineering, in the form of corbelled houses, water mills and bridges. The Historical Karoo is ordered according to three main routes that people drive through the area. It provides short histories of the towns along the way, and points out the sites, buildings and other aspects of interest that can be found there. Enlivened by historical and current photographs and informative side panels, this book is a collector’s item.

The Boys of Shakespeare's School in the First World War

The Boys of Shakespeare's School in the First World War Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Pearson
Editor: The History Press
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The Boys of Shakespeare's School in the First World War by Richard Pearson Summary

Like many young men of the time, the boys of King Edward VI School saw the outbreak of the First World War as an opportunity for bravery and excitement. By the time the Armistice was signed in late 1918, thirty-one old boys and one Master had been killed. For such a small grammar school the cost was significant, as too were the number of awards for gallantry, including a Victoria Cross. Set against Stratford-upon-Avon and the boys’ schooldays, this intriguing book details the boys’ war and their involvement in the major battles on the Western Front, in Italy, Salonika, Macedonia, Gallipoli, Bulgaria and Russia. Ultimately a tragic and moving account, it captures the heart of a small community and represents the sense of adventure with which young men went to war.

Young People and the Shaping of Public Space in Melbourne, 1870–1914

Young People and the Shaping of Public Space in Melbourne, 1870–1914 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Simon Sleight
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Young People and the Shaping of Public Space in Melbourne, 1870–1914 by Simon Sleight Summary

Baby booms have a long history. In 1870, colonial Melbourne was ’perspiring juvenile humanity’ with an astonishing 42 per cent of the city’s inhabitants aged 14 and under - a demographic anomaly resulting from the gold rushes of the 1850s. Within this context, Simon Sleight enters the heated debate concerning the future prospects of ’Young Australia’ and the place of the colonial child within the incipient Australian nation. Looking beyond those institutional sites so often assessed by historians of childhood, he ranges across the outdoor city to chart the relationship between a discourse about youth, youthful experience and the shaping of new urban spaces. Play, street work, consumerism, courtship, gang-related activities and public parades are examined using a plethora of historical sources to reveal a hitherto hidden layer of city life. Capturing the voices of young people as well as those of their parents, Sleight alerts us to the ways in which young people shaped the emergent metropolis by appropriating space and attempting to impress upon the city their own desires. Here a dynamic youth culture flourished well before the discovery of the ’teenager’ in the mid-twentieth century; here young people and the city grew up together.

Un long chemin vers la liberté

Un long chemin vers la liberté Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nelson Mandela
Editor: Fayard
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Un long chemin vers la liberté by Nelson Mandela Summary

En 1974, alors qu'il est au pénitencier de Robben Island, Nelson Mandela rédige clandestinement des " souvenirs ". C'est ce texte, sorti en fraude, qu'il retrouvera lors de sa libération en 1990, après plus de vingt-sept ans de détention, et qu'il reprendra pour en faire Un long chemin vers la liberté. Nelson Mandela raconte comment le petit campagnard, né en 1918 au Transkei, dans la famille royale des Thembus, va ouvrir le premier cabinet d'avocats noirs d'Afrique du Sud et devenir un des principaux responsables de l'ANC. Ce récit mêle les souvenirs personnels, voire intimes, aux analyses de la situation en afrique du Sud et aux descriptions des luttes et des combats contre la domination blanche et l'apartheid. L'enfance et les rites d'initiation, la fuite à Johannesburg, le travail dans les mines et les études de droit, le premier mariage et le divorce, puis le second mariage avec Winnie, la découverte du nationalisme africain, les Campagnes de défi, la clandestinité, la lutte armée et la prison. Commencent alors les longues années de travail forcé - treize ans dans une carrière de chaux -, d'attente, mais aussi d'espoir et de luttes. Dans les années 80, le régime d'apartheid bousculé à l'intérieur par la résistance noire, étranglé par les sanctions économiques, n'aura d'autre issue que la négociation. Nelson Mandela, qui est devenu un mythe, sera l'homme clef pour sortir son pays de l'impasse où l'ont enfermé quarante années d'apartheid. Un long chemin vers la liberté est le récit d'une vie exemplaire entièrement consacrée à l'affirmation de la dignité de l'homme. C'est aussi un document exceptionnel sur un des bouleversements majeurs de cette fin de XXe siècle.

Profiles in Canadian Literature 8

Profiles in Canadian Literature 8 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeffrey M. Heath
Editor: Dundurn
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Profiles in Canadian Literature is a wide-ranging series of essays on Canadian authors. Each profile acquaints the reader with the writer’s work, providing insight into themes, techniques, and special characteristics, as well as a chronology of the author’s life. Finally, there is a bibliography of primary works and criticism that suggests avenues for further study. "I know of no better introduction to these writers, and the studies in question are full of basic information not readily obtainable elsewhere."-U of T Quarterly


CANNON FODDER Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr. Douglas M. Baker
Editor: Baker eBooks Publishing
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CANNON FODDER - An English Boy Raised and Blooded in the Cannon's Mouth Like many English couples exhausted and disenchanted after World War One, Douglas Baker's mother and father emi­grated with their children to South Africa searching for new opportunities to settle the restlessness that the war had engen­dered in them. South Africa itself was a potpourri of races and cultures which offered opportunities that favoured some, whilst allowing them to retain their very English culture. Douglas himself, born in England, had to contend with conditions in the foreign land in which his family had chosen to raise him. South Africa was a war torn nation where there had been 82 fiercely fought battles against indigenous peoples like the Zulus, more recent settlers like the immigrant Boers, German colonials and more recently rebellious elements bordering on civil war. Added to this furore, a mix of contending civilizations was the discovery of gold and diamonds on the Rand and at Kimberly which added to the excitement and competition. It was through the English residents and Empire builders like Cecil Rhodes that the curse of Apartheid and its stark regulations were challenged. Cannon Fodder is the prequel to War, Wine & Valour (published in 2005), and documents the author's childhood up to his volunteering to fight for king and country during the Second World War. "Douglas Baker is a remarkable man and has written a remarkable book. As an infantryman, he rescued a wounded comrade at Gazala while under intensive cross fire. In the carnage at Alamein a shell took away most of his right shoulder blade. He retrained on Sherman tanks. Near Florence an 88mm shell burst on his tank perforating his right lung and almost severing his left arm. He absconded from hos­pital and fought once more at the front. Although just one man's experience of the war it is a gift to the historian with its engrossing accounts and accurate detail. It is also a fascinating insight into day-to-day events and personal feelings during this dif­ficult time. He is undecorated and receives no military pension from the British Government." William Roach MBE Douglas Baker, now in his eighty eighth year, is a medical doctor, academic and public speaker who has spent the past fifty years researching the hidden facets of human nature. The second volume of the author's autobi­ography, War, Wine and Valour describes in vivid detail the six arduous years he spent in the British Armed forces during World War Two. Born in England, but raised in South Africa, he responded to the threat of Nazism and barely sixteen years old enlisted in the Natal Mounted Rifles. His regiment faced Axis forces on five fronts, in Kenya, Central Abyssinia, Cyrenaica and with the British Eighth army he participat­ed in the Battle of El Alamein in which he was dangerously wounded. During the Italian Campaign he fought with the United States Fifth Army and again suf­fered near mortal injuries when his Sherman tank was hit with enemy shell fire. Through six years of active service he came to understand the psychology of men at bay when confronted repeatedly with bombardment, direct attack and sus­tained terror. The experience of war evoked in him curiosity and discovery which led to the mastery of medicine at Sheffield University. Interweaving the narrative are detailed descriptions and maps, thoroughly researched, of the major battles that the author and his comrades participated in. Their first hand experience adds richness to these events. This is a remarkable story of a remarkable man.

Churchill and Hitler

Churchill and Hitler Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Jablonsky
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135202656
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Churchill and Hitler by David Jablonsky Summary

This collection of essays examines the development of Churchill and Hitler as strategic leaders and analyses in particular the impact of their formative years on their leadership styles, operational codes', views on civilmilitary relations, and approaches to the conduct of war at strategic, operational and tactical levels. Ultimately, victory depended on the calculated use of all the means of national power military, political, psychological and economic to achieve the national end. These essays demonstrate it was Churchill who best understood that calculation.

Divine Providence: A History

Divine Providence: A History Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brenda Deen Schildgen
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Divine Providence: A History by Brenda Deen Schildgen Summary

Holding divine intervention responsible for political and military success and failure has a long history in western thought. This book explores the idea of providential history as an organizing principle for understanding the divine purpose for humans in texts that may be literary, historical, philosophical, and theological. Providential History shows that, with Virgil and the Bible as authoritative precursors to late antique views on history, the two most important political thinkers of the late antique Christian world, Orosius and Augustine, produced the theories of Christian politics and history that were carried over into the first and second millennium of Christianity. Likewise, their understanding of how the history of the late Roman Empire connects to God's plan for humankind became the background for understanding Dante's own positions in the Monarchia and the Commedia. Brenda Deen Schildgen examines Dante's engagement with these authoritative sources, whether in biblical, ancient Roman writers, or the specific legacy of Orosius and Augustine.

Me Voici

Me Voici Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jonathan Safran foer
Editor: Média Diffusion
ISBN: 2823610170
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" Sam sentit que tout allait exploser, mais il ignorait précisément quand et comment. " À la veille de sa bar-mitsva, le fils de Jacob et Julia Bloch est soupçonné d'être l'auteur d'injures racistes, ce qui lui vaut son renvoi du lycée. Pendant ce temps, Julia trouve sur le téléphone de son mari une série de textos pornographiques. On pense aux Scènes de la vie conjugale de Bergman revues par Philip Roth. À une fable délirante à la Mel Brooks. Ou aux deux à la fois. Car dans le monde de Jonathan Safran Foer, tout peut arriver, le meilleur comme le pire. Dans ce roman dont les dialogues crépitent comme des balles, on découvre que la grande et la petite histoire ne font qu'un. On passe ainsi sans crier gare du sacrifice d'Abraham à une théorie de la masturbation, d'un portrait d'Oliver Sacks à une analyse de la situation au Proche-Orient, de l'éloge du désir à la nostalgie du bonheur familial. Brillant, féroce, déchirant, désopilant, Me voici est l'œuvre la plus aboutie d'un écrivain dont le talent ne connaît plus de limites.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT - Ultimate Collection: Memoirs, History Books, Biographies, Essays, Speeches &Executive Orders

THEODORE ROOSEVELT - Ultimate Collection: Memoirs, History Books, Biographies, Essays, Speeches &Executive Orders Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Theodore Roosevelt,Henry Cabot Lodge
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THEODORE ROOSEVELT - Ultimate Collection: Memoirs, History Books, Biographies, Essays, Speeches &Executive Orders by Theodore Roosevelt,Henry Cabot Lodge Summary

This collection represents the great literary legacy of the president Theodore Roosevelt. He had a wide range of interests which can be seen in his work. Roosevelt had shown a great deal of talent in different literary genres, such as history, biography, nature and guide books. In addition, trough his memoirs, his personal and presidential writings you will discover surprising adventurous life the former president, as well as details of his presidential actions and truth behind certain decisions. Contents: Autobiography The Naval War of 1812 Hero Tales from American History The Winning of the West Through the Brazilian Wilderness Letters to His Children The Rough Riders A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open Hunting The Grisly And Other Sketches America and the World War Average Americans The Strenuous Life Expansion and Peace Fellow-Feeling as Political Factor Character & Success History as Literature Biological Analogies in History The World Movement The Thraldom of Names Productive Scholarship Dante and the Bowery The Foundations of the Nineteenth Century The Search for Truth in a Reverent Spirit The Ancient Irish Sagas An Art Exhibition The Duties of American Citizenship Professionalism in Sports Practical Work in Politics Resignation Letter Colonel Roosevelt's Reports Strength & Decency The Square Deal Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech The Man With the Muck Rake Sons of the Puritans Where We Can Work With Socialists Where We Cannot Work With Socialists Citizenship in a Republic (the Man in the Arena) International Peace The New Nationalism Duty & Self-control The Right of the People to Rule I Have Just Been Shot Address to the Boys Progressive League Address to the Knights of Columbus

Child of Storm

Child of Storm Pdf/ePub eBook Author: H. Rider Haggard
Editor: Ozymandias Press
ISBN: 1531285627
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Adventurer Allan Quatermain helps his Zulu friend Saduko win 100 cattle to buy his true love Mameena ("Child of Storm"). The mysterious Mameena, however, has other ideas-she wants to marry Allan Quatermain...

Winston S. Churchill: Youth, 1874–1900

Winston S. Churchill: Youth, 1874–1900 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Randolph S. Churchill
Editor: Rosetta Books
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Winston S. Churchill: Youth, 1874–1900 by Randolph S. Churchill Summary

An epic standard in biography, the first volume in the complete and comprehensive life story of one of modern history’s greatest figures. The first chapter of Sir Winston Churchill’s eight-volume official biography as told through a rich treasure trove of personal letters. This volume covers the years from Churchill’s birth in 1874 to his return to England from an American lecture tour, on the day of Queen Victoria’s funeral in 1900, in order to embark on his political career. In the opening pages, the account of his birth is presented through letters of his family. The subject comes on the scene with his own words in a letter to his mother, written when he was seven. His later letters, as a child, as a schoolboy at Harrow, as a cadet at Sandhurst, and as a subaltern in India, show the development of his mind and character, his ambition and awakening interests, which were to merge into a genius of our age. An astounding narrative of a great man coming into his own and the times in which he lived, this portrait is a “milestone, a monument, a magisterial achievement . . . rightly regarded as the most comprehensive life ever written of any age.” (Andrew Roberts, historian and author of The Storm of War) and the “most scholarly study of Churchill in war and peace ever written.” (The New York Times).

Churchill's Confidant

Churchill's Confidant Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Steyn
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472140753
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Churchill's Confidant by Richard Steyn Summary

Brought together first as enemies in the Anglo-Boer War, and later as allies in the First World War, the remarkable, and often touching, friendship between Winston Churchill and Jan Smuts is a rich study in contrasts. In youth they occupied very different worlds: Churchill, the rambunctious and thrusting young aristocrat; Smuts, the aesthetic, philosophical Cape farm boy who would go on to Cambridge. Both were men of exceptional talents and achievements and, between them, the pair had to grapple with some of the twentieth century's most intractable issues, not least of which the task of restoring peace and prosperity to Europe after two of mankind's bloodiest wars. Drawing on a maze of archival and secondary sources including letters, telegrams and the voluminous books written about both men, Richard Steyn presents a fascinating account of two remarkable men in war and peace: one the leader of the Empire, the other the leader of a small fractious member of that Empire who nevertheless rose to global prominence.

Larmes de pierre

Larmes de pierre Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alexandra Fuller
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« Une ode à l’Afrique : une sublime déclaration d’amour. » Elle Le livre : Petite fille, Bobo a appris à manier le fusil, à cuisiner un impala, à conduire un tracteur et à se garder des morsures de serpents. En 1972, elle s’installe avec sa famille en Rhodésie – l’actuel Zimbabwe – pays ravagé par la guerre civile, mais aussi terre de saveurs, de parfums et de sons qu’elle reconnaît intuitivement comme la sienne. Son enfance, ponctuée de déménagements successifs en Afrique australe, oscille au gré de tragédies historiques et intimes. Ce récit est un chant d’amour à une famille adorée, chaotique, souvent drôle, et à l’Afrique, terre des premiers émois, de l’initiation et de la découverte naturelle de l’autre. Alexandra Fuller ouvre ainsi une page d’histoire et sa malle aux souvenirs, souvent tendres, parfois durs, et toujours poignants. L’auteur : Alexandra Fuller, née en Angleterre, a grandi en Rhodésie (Zimbabwe) et en Zambie. Elle est l’auteur de quatre livres, traduits dans une dizaine de pays, et a signé de nombreux articles pour le Financial Times, New York Times Book Review, National Geographic, New Yorker Magazine, Vogue et Granta. Larmes de pierre : Une enfance africaine fête ses dix ans depuis sa première parution en France en 2002. Ce titre, encensé par la critique, a figuré parmi les livres de prédilection du New York Times, qui n’hésite pas à comparer l’auteur à Joseph Conrad, Karen Blixen, Doris Lessing et Nadine Gordimer. Alexandra Fuller vit aujourd’hui dans le Wyoming avec son mari et leurs trois enfants.

Un artiste du monde flottant

Un artiste du monde flottant Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Editor: Editions Gallimard
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"Gisaburo, dit-il, après un long silence, n'a pas eu la vie drôle. Son talent a complètement périclité. Ceux qu'il aimait sont morts depuis longtemps ou l'ont abandonné. Même du temps de notre jeunesse, c'était déjà un type triste, solitaire. Mori-san marqua une pause. Mais parfois, nous buvions et nous nous amusions avec les femmes des quartiers de plaisir. C'est ce que les gens appellent le monde flottant : c'était un monde, Ono, dont Gisaburo connaissait toute la valeur." Le peintre Masugi Ono, vieux maître de l'art officiel nippon, songe à sa jeunesse bohème et se remémore ce monde flottant qu'il a tant fréquenté. Confronté à l'émergence d'une nouvelle société ouverte à l'Occident, il interroge son passé et tente de donner un sens à sa vie dans le Japon de l'après-guerre. Évocation d'une vie et d'un monde révolus, réflexion toute en nuances sur la finalité de l'oeuvre d'art, Un artiste du monde flottant est un livre envoûtant.

La jeune fille et la guerre

La jeune fille et la guerre Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sara Novic
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ISBN: 2213689083
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Ana mène une existence heureuse à Zagreb avec ses parents, sa petite sœur Rahela et son meilleur ami Luka lorsque la guerre avec les Serbes éclate. Bientôt, ce sont les premiers raids aériens, la peur au quotidien, l’afflux des réfugiés. Mais le pire reste à venir : au cours d’une expédition en Bosnie pour tenter de faire soigner Rahela, Ana et ses parents tombent dans une embuscade. Seule survivante, Ana va apprendre le maniement des armes dans un village rebelle avant de quitter le pays et de trouver refuge aux États-Unis. En Amérique, Ana tente de reconstruire sa vie et de tirer un trait sur le passé. Mais devenue jeune femme, et alors que la guerre fait de nouveau irruption dans son pays d’adoption avec le 11-Septembre, elle découvre qu’il faut parfois se confronter à ses démons pour reprendre le cours de son existence. La Jeune Fille et la guerre est un puissant roman de deuil et d’amour filial qui livre un magnifique portrait d’enfant confronté à la tragédie et sauvé par sa résilience. Traduit de l’anglais (États-Unis) par Samuel Todd Sara Novi a 28 ans. Elle a vécu aux États-Unis et en Croatie. Éditrice au Blunderbuss Magazine, elle enseigne également l’écriture au Fashion Institute of Technology de New York. La Jeune Fille et la guerre est son premier roman. « La Jeune Fille et la guerre accomplit le miracle de faire de l’histoire de vies brisées un récit qui a l’ampleur et l’universalité du mythe. » New York Times Book Review « Un premier roman extraordinairement maîtrisé et puissant. » Financial Times « Si on devait choisir un livre cet été, ce serait celui-là. » Vanity Fair