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Maggie: My Life in the Camp

A young girl's remarkable Anglo Boer War story

Maggie Jooste

ISBN:

9780624090281

Epub ISBN:

9780624090298

Publisher:

Tafelberg

Date Released:

July 2020

Price (incl. VAT):

R 290.00

Format:

Soft cover, 0pp


About this book:

Maggie was only 13 years old when the Anglo-Boer War broke out and irrevocably changed her life. After months of house arrest in the family’s home in Heidelberg in the Transvaal, Maggie, her mother and younger siblings are sent to a concentration camp in Natal. In the camp, they experience hunger, deprivation and loss, but also surprising acts of kindness from some British soldiers. This very personal account tells a story of hardship, but also one of humanity and friendship across enemy lines.

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Readers say

‘Beautifully written, this rich and sensitive personal account of a young Boer girl’s experiences in the Anglo-Boer War shines with pathos and empathy. Intelligent, fair-minded and packed with fascinating detail, this profoundly moving war memoir of extraordinary resilience and humanity is not only marvellously readable. It is also a history lesson and a moral tale for our times.’

– Bill Nasson