Star of the Morning

Pamela Jooste

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Star of the Morning

Star of the Morning By Pamela Jooste Star of the Morning I knew then that there were some things not even Ruby could keep from me forever and this was one of them We were colored girls in a white world that didn t want us Born on the wrong side of a racial

  • Title: Star of the Morning
  • Author: Pamela Jooste
  • ISBN: 9780385610902
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Paperback
  • Star of the Morning By Pamela Jooste I knew then that there were some things not even Ruby could keep from me forever and this was one of them We were colored girls in a white world that didn t want us Born on the wrong side of a racial divide in apartheid torn Cape Town, young sisters Ruby and Rose exist in a world where they are not welcome As part of the Cape Colored community, they are considered so I knew then that there were some things not even Ruby could keep from me forever and this was one of them We were colored girls in a white world that didn t want us Born on the wrong side of a racial divide in apartheid torn Cape Town, young sisters Ruby and Rose exist in a world where they are not welcome As part of the Cape Colored community, they are considered socially inferior, yet even within their own social group the sisters live in the poor end of town Their father was killed when they were very small, so when their mother dies after a protracted illness, Ruby and Rose s fate falls into the hands of Aunt Olive Ruby knows without being told that their aunt s home will not be opened up to them charity does not extend to the poor relations who would cast a smudge on such a respectable house Aunt Olive condemns her nieces to the local orphanage, relieving her conscience with monthly invitations to Sunday lunch In the orphanage the girls grow up sheltered from a divided world that they do not yet fully understand, but the day approaches when Ruby and Rose must forge their own paths in life and confront the lessons that apartheid enforces Like the award winning Dance with a Poor Man s Daughter, this beautifully observed novel of sisterly love once again displays Pamela Jooste s poignant understanding of human nature.
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    1. Jayne Bauling on said:

      Orphaned children, an insensitive aunt, an orphanage run by nuns haven t we read this novel a few hundred times before All right, it redeems itself once Capetonians Ruby Jacobs and young sister Rose have grown up Told mostly from the deeply reserved, rather joyless Ruby s point of view, her bleak outlook on life contrasts with that of Rose who takes life as it comes Realistic to the point of pessimism, the occasionally wearying Ruby seems almost to take pride in expecting nothing good out of lif [...]

    2. Karen Lancaster on said:

      I struggled through this book waiting for something to happen It was only in the final few chapters that I got into it Not sure that I would recommend it.

    3. Alta Cloete on said:

      M rester deur Pamela Jooste randomstruik about t is nie meer n nuwe boek nie 2007 , dis oorspronklik in Engels geskryf en dit gaan oor bruinmense in die tagtiger en negentigerjare Dit alles het meegewerk dat ek die boek al herhaaldelik raakgesien en ni uitgeneem het nie Nee, nie omdat ek n rassis is nie, maar omdat ek so sukkel om by te bly met nuwe werk wat in Afrikaans verskyn, dat ek nie tyd spandeer op oues nie Ek reken in elk geval ek ken alreeds die oues wat ek enigsins w l ken Daarby het [...]

    4. Sarah on said:

      Maybe the rating is harsh as I did finish it and did do so in a couple of days But that was mainly because I d gone to the trouble of bringing it to France with me after years of it sitting on my bookcase at home after it was given as a present by someone who doesn t use and me putting off reading it, so I wanted to get my weights worth out of it There is a song from The Lion King 2 Simba s Pride which comes into my head every so often and starts Deception Disgrace I don t think I need to outlin [...]

    5. Jacinta on said:

      It was a pretty bland story, but not difficult to read I doubt this book will change any lives or make people think about things, and it barely touches on apartheid.It s a book about two sisters and the life they led, and how they felt about that life

    6. Samantha Hastie on said:

      Interesting tale of Apartheid South Africa At times a bit strung out in writing style but you certainly feel a connection to the protagonists.

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