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Pieternella van die Kaap

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Die verhaal van Pieternella, dogter van die Deense sjirurgyn Pieter van Meerhoff en van die Hottentottin Krotoa-Eva, wat na Robbeneiland verban is. Teen hul sin word die veertienjarige Pieternella en haar jonger broer, Salomon, na voogouers op Mauritius gestuur - 'n ontstuimige seereis wat die aanloop is van baie ontberinge. Dié historiese roman gee 'n nuwe perspektief op ...more
Paperback, 647 pages
Published 2000 by Tafelberg
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Chrisl
Mar 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"Pieternella, Daughter of Eva opens in the early days of the first white settlement at the Cape of Good Hope, beneath the shadow of Table Mountain, with the Dutch East India Company clinging precariously to a little piece of land - Robben Island - in Table Bay. Eva was one of the first interpreters and intermediaries between her Goringhaicona tribe and the Dutch, and Pieternella's father was Pieter van Meerhoff, the Company surgeon who was murdered by s
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Ruth
Feb 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful introduction to South Africa and the coming of the Hollanders.
Rita van Eck
Mar 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
A story inspired by true events, beautifully told from the young, female protagonist's perspective.

Spanning a few generations, family drama, colonial racism, identity crisis', strong women, and the harsh everyday life in the 17th century make up the bulk themes of this novel.

Matthee really captures her audience and you can feel yourself connecting with the characters more and more with every chapter. The historical setting makes Pieternella van die Kaap a history book that you actually want to
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Fay
Nov 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
Pieternella van die Kaap has been translated into English. The title has been changed to Pieternella Daughter of Eva. Just as the translated title is incorrect so, in my opinion, is the translation of the book. Although the book is well researched the translation is too literal and simplistic.
Mariette
Ek het die boek baie geniet en het terselfdertyd baie van osn geskiedenis daarin te wete gekom, aangesien Dalene Matthee goed navrosing gedoen het.
Ronel Mick
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It is a journey of love, passion for life, strong women and their constant strive to keep a family happy, alive and healthy. Truly a gem to read.
Margitte
Die navorsing vir die boek het verstommende feite aan die leserspubliek bekendgestel van die slawebedryf - die intrige en empatie, die harde lewe. Briljante boek
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Dalene Matthee (nee Scott) matriculated in 1957 and went on to study music at a conservatorium in Oudtshoorn as well as at the Holy Cross Covent in Graaff-Reinet.

Before gaining fame and wide acclaim for her first "forest novel", she also wrote stories for magazines as well as two popular novels - ’n Huis vir Nadia (A House for Nadia) (1982) and Petronella van Aarde, burgemeester (Petronella van Aa
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