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Het lied en de waarheid by Helga Ruebsamen
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Het lied en de waarheid

by Helga Ruebsamen

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Louise Benda woont tot haar vijfde op Java. Overdag speelt ze buiten, 's nachts leeft ze in een geheimzinnige wereld waarin werkelijkheid en fantasie mekaar doorkruisen. In 1939 verlaat het gezin de idylliese plek en vertrekt naar Europa, gedreven door onheilspellende berichten van de joodse familie. Een dertienjarig pleegkind Tinka reist mee. Voor Louise verandert de wereld van een tropies weelderige tuin in een kaalgeknipt park. Zij en Tinka kennen maar één verlangen: terug naar huis.
Citaat: 'Elke dag, zodra de zon onderging, klommen langs de muren van onze waranda kleine hagedissen omhoog. 'Daar zijn de tjiktjsaks al.' De nachtmensen staken de lampen aan, in de kamers, op de waranda. De theemevrouwen namen afscheid en gingen naar huis. De dag was voorbij, de nacht begon'. Mijn moeder liep mee met de visite tot odner de waringin en wuifde de bezoeksters en hun kinderen na. Ik stond op de waranda en luisterde naar de geluiden die van de Lembangweg kwamen.' ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375702776, Paperback)

Set against the backdrop of the Dutch East Indies and Nazi-occupied Holland, this luminous novel delivers epic themes filtered through the rich imagination of a young girl. Living with her parents on the island of Java in the late 1930s, five-year-old Lulu moves in a magical world of daydreams and island myths. But when one day Lulu innocently describes a scene she stumbled across late one night, the repercussions are felt for many years and across two continents. Called from the sumptuous tropics back to The Hague, with stops in Marseilles, Paris, and London along the way, Lulu’s family is soon forced into hiding as the war approaches.

A moving account of a childhood overwhelmed by history, The Song and the Truth is a profound meditation on how the paradox of memory–at once intransigent and elusive–shapes our lives.

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