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The Hunchback Missionary

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Author: Elsa Joubert
Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers
Release: 2014-08-05
ISBN: 1868426335
Size: 53.92 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 300
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by Elsa Joubert, The Hunchback Missionary Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Hunchback Missionary books, At a prayer meeting on a cold Rotterdam night, the young clerk Aart Anthonij van der Lingen - a pale, sickly, hunchbacked 'fish from the North' - is held in the charismatic Reverend Johannes Kicherer's thrall. Lured by Kicherer's passion, he leaves his grey and loveless life to land at the Cape of Good Hope as a lay missionary in 1800. But when the Missionary Society draws lots to determine where to send the new arrivals, Van der Lingen is sent east and Kicherer north. The hunchback missionary must make his own way in a place that, on the surface, God has forsaken - until, as the pitiless landscape and the blank faces of his would-be congregants strip Van der Lingen incrementally of his pride, he learns that he has nothing to give to the Africa that is ultimately his salvation. Based on historical figures drawn from the Cape Town Church Archives, The Hunchback Missionary by Elsa Joubert, world-renowned author of The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena, is a sweeping narrative of vanity and humility, of the sacred and the profane, of how Europe's rampant strides across newly colonised Africa led to the abyss from which a continent still struggles, today, to retreat.



Hunchback Missionary

Hunchback Missionary PDF
Author: Elsa Joubert
Publisher:
Release: 2014-09-01
ISBN: 9781868426324
Size: 64.50 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Cape of Good Hope (South Africa)
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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Hunchback Missionary

by Elsa Joubert, Hunchback Missionary Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Hunchback Missionary books, At a prayer meeting on a cold Rotterdam night, the young clerk Aart Anthonij van der Lingen -- a pale, sickly, hunchbacked 'fish from the North' -- is held in the charismatic Reverend Johannes Kicherers thrall. Lured by Kicherers passion, he leaves his grey and loveless life to land at the Cape of Good Hope as a lay missionary in 1800. But when the Missionary Society draws lots to determine where to send the new arrivals, Van der Lingen is sent east and Kicherer north. The hunchback missionary must make his own way in a place that, on the surface, God has forsaken -- until, as the pitiless landscape and the blank faces of his would-be congregants strip Van der Lingen incrementally of his pride, he learns that he has nothing to give to the Africa that is ultimately his salvation. Based on historical figures drawn from the Cape Town Church Archives, The Hunchback Missionary is a sweeping narrative of vanity and humility, of the sacred and the profane, of how Europes rampant strides across newly colonised Africa led to the abyss from which a continent still struggles, today, to retreat.



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Author: Ron Irwin
Publisher:
Release: 2014
ISBN:
Size: 79.91 MB
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Languages : en
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The Hunchback Of Carrigmore

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Author: J F. Scott
Publisher:
Release: 1877
ISBN:
Size: 74.15 MB
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Languages : en
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The Hunchback Of Westminster

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Author: William Le Queux
Publisher: Litres
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN: 5040481918
Size: 66.23 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

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Author: Victor Hugo
Publisher: Modern Library
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN: 0307417158
Size: 75.69 MB
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Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 576
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by Victor Hugo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Hunchback Of Notre Dame books, The story and characters in Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre-Dame have resonated with succeeding generations since its publication in 1831. It has tempted filmmakers, and most recently animators, who have exploited its dramatic content to good effect but have inevitably lost some of the grays that make the original text so compelling. From Victor Hugo's flamboyant imagination came Quasimodo, the grotesque bell ringer; La Esmeralda, the sensuous gypsy dancer; and the haunted archdeacon Claude Frollo. Hugo set his epic tale in the Paris of 1482 under Louis XI and meticulously re-created the day-to-day life of its highest and lowest inhabitants. Written at a time of perennial political upheaval in France, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame is the product of an emerging democratic sensibility and prefigures the teeming masterpiece Les Misérables, which Hugo would write thirty years later. He made the cathedral the centerpiece of the novel and called it Notre-Dame de Paris. (It received its popular English title at the time of its second translation in 1833.) Hugo wrote that his inspiration came from a carving of the word "fatality" in Greek that he had found in the cathedral. The inscription had been eradicated by the time the book was published, and Hugo feared that Notre-Dame's Gothic splendor might soon be lost to the contemporary fad for tearing down old buildings. Notre-Dame has survived as one of the great monuments of Paris, and Hugo's novel is a fitting celebration of it, a popular classic that is proving to be just as enduring. The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foun-dation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hard-bound editions of important works of liter-ature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torchbearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inau-gurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices. Jacket paintings: (front) detail from Notre Dame by Paul Lecomte, courtesy of David David Gallery/SuperStock; (spine) Victor Hugo, 1833, by Louis Boulanger of Giraudon/Art Resource, N.Y.



Little Hunchback Girl Of Korea

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Author: Dorothy Clark Haskin
Publisher:
Release: 1966
ISBN:
Size: 40.47 MB
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Category : Missionary stories
Languages : en
Pages : 88
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Paoli The Last Of The Missionaries

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Author: William Charles Kitchin
Publisher:
Release: 1890
ISBN:
Size: 21.94 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Christian fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 468
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The Long Journey Of Poppie Nongena

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Author: Elsa Joubert
Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers
Release: 2019-10-20
ISBN: 1868429776
Size: 15.74 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 360
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by Elsa Joubert, The Long Journey Of Poppie Nongena Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Long Journey Of Poppie Nongena books, Poppie Nongena’s arduous journey covers 40 years of South Africa’s history, sweeping through the riots of Sharpeville, Soweto and Cape Town, on to an indefinite but unpromising future. The plot reflects the brutality and injustice of the Apartheid system, while Elsa Joubert’s characterisations reflects the courage and fortitude of people in the face of hardship and difficulty. Poppie’s contented childhood in the Cape’s countryside came to an end when she married a migrant worker, and was forced by the authorities to move with him and their young family to the unfamiliar and bewildering city of Cape Town. No sooner had she established her roots in the new township, when the laws changed and she was informed of her obligation to relocate to the Ciskei, her husband’s homeland. He, as a migrant worker, was permitted to remain in the Cape to work. Over a ten-year period, Poppie fought the heinous ‘pass law’ system, winning limited extensions to the permit that would allow her to live and work in Cape Town and enable her to keep the family together and provide an education for her children. Her own anger was shared by thousands and inevitably the brooding undercurrent of discontent exploded throughout South Africa. Suddenly, there were no further extensions. Poppie and her children were forcibly removed from their home and ‘resettled’ in a new township, hundreds of miles away near East London. The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena is an epic tale of the endless adversity and struggle of a humble black woman under Apartheid laws. Poppie emerges from being a simple country girl to becoming an archetypal heroine of South Africa.