Not sure where you are in Child of the River. I know that I found the book hard to read because of some of the content. Persomi is not an easy child to warm up to. She trusts no one and yet seems to be capable of great love and loyalty. What are your thoughts on her? She was the reason I kept reading, but there were times I wanted to shout at her that not everyone is like her step-father.
What do you think of this class system they had in South Africa? Do you think it leant itself to the rise of Apartheid? Why or why not?