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We’re Not All Like That | General Fiction

Jeanne Goosen


What does a pretty Afrikaans wife in the 1950s do when the walls start closing in? When her husband is an embittered Ben Schoeman-supporter who struggles with an asthma pump, and her father sees communists and Catholics behind every bush. When the only relief is the annual ATKV concert in Hartenbos? And – especially – when her salt-of-the-earth neighbours are suddenly forced to pack up and move away?

Jeanne Goosen tells the story of how Doris van Greunen tries to break out of her world: with her job as an usherette at the bioscope, with her Cavallas, with friends like Aunt Mavis and Uncle Tank – and with Barnie, the swank. Through the eyes of a child – Doris’s daughter, Gertie – the story explores the universal yearning for love and romance.

This is a brand-new English edition of the award-winning and groundbreaking novel from one of South Africa’s most popular authors.

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We’re Not All Like That | General Fiction

Author: Jeanne Goosen
Category: General Fiction
ISBN: 9780795702594
Date Released: 15 February 2007
Price (incl. VAT): R 235.00
Format: Softcover, 148 pp

About this author

Jeanne Goosen

Jeanette (Jeanne) Helena Goosen was born on 13 July 1940 in Parow, Cape Town. She attended Parow High School and studied radiography at the University of Cape...