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The Resource Hum if you don't know the words, Bianca Marais

Hum if you don't know the words, Bianca Marais

Label
Hum if you don't know the words
Title
Hum if you don't know the words
Statement of responsibility
Bianca Marais
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Perfect for readers of The Secret Life of Bees and The Help, a perceptive and searing look at Apartheid-era South Africa, told through one unique family brought together by tragedy.Life under Apartheid has created a secure future for Robin Conrad, a nine-year-old white girl living with her parents in 1970s Johannesburg. In the same nation but worlds apart, Beauty Mbali, a Xhosa woman in a rural village in the Bantu homeland of the Transkei, struggles to raise her children alone after her husband's death. Both lives have been built upon the division of race, and their meeting should never have occurred . . . until the Soweto Uprising, in which a protest by black students ignites racial conflict, alters the fault lines on which their society is built, and shatters their worlds when Robin's parents are left dead and Beauty's daughter goes missing. After Robin is sent to live with her loving but irresponsible aunt, Beauty is hired to care for Robin while continuing the search for her daughter. In Beauty, Robin finds the security and family that she craves, and the two forge an inextricable bond through their deep personal losses. But Robin knows that if Beauty finds her daughter, Robin could lose her new caretaker forever, so she makes a desperate decision with devastating consequences. Her quest to make amends and find redemption is a journey of self-discovery in which she learns the harsh truths of the society that once promised her protection. Told through Beauty and Robin's alternating perspectives, the interwoven narratives create a rich and complex tapestry of the emotions and tensions at the heart of Apartheid-era South Africa. Hum if You Don't Know the Words is a beautifully rendered look at loss, racism, and the creation of family
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marais, Bianca
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PR9199.4.M3414
LC item number
H86 2017eab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Katharine McEwan and Bahni Turpin
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McEwan, Katharine
  • Turpin, Bahni
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soweto Uprising (South Africa : 1976)
  • Apartheid
  • Families
  • Apartheid
  • Families
  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Hum if you don't know the words, Bianca Marais
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (14 hr., 30 min., 37 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781524775636
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
D03B7C5C-62F1-4F6D-A790-B449F0376CF9
System control number
  • (OCoLC)993624295
  • ocn993624295
  • 3042918
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Hum if you don't know the words, Bianca Marais
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (14 hr., 30 min., 37 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781524775636
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
D03B7C5C-62F1-4F6D-A790-B449F0376CF9
System control number
  • (OCoLC)993624295
  • ocn993624295
  • 3042918
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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