Children of Kaywana eBook ↠ Children of PDF or

Children of Kaywana eBook ↠ Children of PDF or


7 thoughts on “Children of Kaywana

  1. Daniel Gamboa Daniel Gamboa says:

    Why this epic saga is out of print is beyond reason This is Edgar Mittelholzer's first installment of the Kaywana Trilogy The novel deals with the history of British Guiana and the Van Groenwegels a narcissistic clan obsessed with becoming the most powerful and notorious family of planters of the GuianasWhile the story is told through six generations of Van Groenwegels Kaywana and Hendrickje stand out the most Kaywana is the daughter of a native woman and an English sailor arrived in Berbice with Sir Walter Raleigh in 1595 She is a jet of fire and she has her own ideas when it comes to crime and punishment She becomes a role model for the entire clan especially Hendrickje van Groenwegel Hendrickje is the great granddaughter of Kaywana She is cruel with her slaves as well as with those of her family members whom she regards as weaklings Besides she is an atheist and she is not ashamed of her natural urgesThe main theme of the novel can be summed up by Hendrickje when she says The family is what matters The family must come before all other considerations You must keep repeating to yourselves I come from a great family I must never let down the family name I am proud that I am a van Groenwegel The van Groenwegels never run However this novel is not only about family pride; this is an epic story about slavery and insurrections loyalty and vengeance obeah and religion fauna and flora love and Reading this novel felt like being at a banuetThis is the 13th novel that I have read by Edgar Mittelholzer and I consider it to be superb The Peepal Tree Press has reissued five of Edgar Mittelholzer's Caribbean novels Hopefully the Kaywana Trilogy will soon be nextIf you're interested in another bombastic character from the Guianas during the colony check out Cynthia McLeod's The Free Negress Elisabeth It is the story of Elisabeth Samson who became one of the wealthiest free black women in 18th century Dutch Guiana


  2. Kalilah Kalilah says:

    An intriguing account of the lives of an unusual family through multiple generations in Dutch Guiana Mittelholzer paints a vivid picture of the brutality and difficulty of early colonial life The van Groenewegen are a bombastic ruthless arrogant lot and their history is far from dull I found myself with a grudging respect for even the most vicious of the characters for there is something honorable respectable and heroic in standing ones ground even in the face of impossible odds It was an uncertain and violent time and there is something to be said for a philosophy which does not shirk from the violence of life


  3. Oldnomad Oldnomad says:

    The covers version illustrated Totally wrong as the clothing is certainly not 17 century early 18 century Corgi version shows a 'somewhat native woman' presumably Kaywana with tight curly hair but Kaywana was half S American Indian who have straight hair Yes there's an Afro Euro female member of the family but no reason for the cover to depict herD Gamboa's review is excellent so I won't repeat tho I challenge the word AmerIndian Kaywana was Anglo Central American Indian I'd emphasise that it's not about slaves though by necessity slaves are part of the story


  4. Tiffany Lee Tiffany Lee says:

    I was given this book by a friend I wasnt sure i was going to read it but i have to admit even though it is an older story i have really enjoyed it I was actually really intrigued with it and wanted to find out what would happen to the characters I am disgusted that how people were treated and the fact that we still see some of these acts perpetrated here still happen in this day and age I dont mean the actual torture but the persecution because of race I am looking forward to trying to find copies of the next two books in the series


  5. Nicole Issel Nicole Issel says:

    A gripping saga of abuse love lust family honour and dysfunction Emotional turmoil within personalities of perpetrator and victim alike is depthly described A highly charged read with a well described story of life and battling within an historical setting of slave worked tobacco plantations including the intricacies of behaviour within and among the European Indians black slaves and those who are born between these identities as much as each individual themselves


  6. Herman Stephens Herman Stephens says:

    Fiction and history blend to present us with an enthralling episode of passion love expressively compelling motivations and a strong preoccupation with family values power and continuity A brilliant and colorful depiction of character traits It's the type of novel that makes you wonder if your history is somewhat intertwined in this saga My mom is of Arawak descent


  7. Laurence Sugar Laurence Sugar says:

    A very good read if you are interested in that horrible history of the slave trade


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Children of Kaywana [Read] ➫ Children of Kaywana Author Edgar Mittelholzer – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk This is Hendrickje's story Tall and beautiful she inherited Kaywana's Indian grace and her cruelty Around her the ruling white men struggle for possession of the settlements Pirates burn and pillage T This is Hendrickje's story Tall and beautiful she inherited Kaywana's Indian grace and her cruelty Around her the ruling white men struggle for possession of the settlements Pirates burn and pillage The slave rebellion comes slowly to a boil But Hendrickje fearlessly pursues her one obsession To gain it she tortures herself and the men around her There are many Children of PDF or things for which she will kill but only one for which she will die.

  • Paperback
  • Children of Kaywana
  • Edgar Mittelholzer
  • English
  • 09 October 2014

About the Author: Edgar Mittelholzer

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7 thoughts on “Children of Kaywana

  1. Daniel Gamboa Daniel Gamboa says:

    Why this epic saga is out of print is beyond reason This is Edgar Mittelholzer's first installment of the Kaywana Trilogy The novel deals with the history of British Guiana and the Van Groenwegels a narcissistic clan obsessed with becoming the most powerful and notorious family of planters of the GuianasWhile the story is told through six generations of Van Groenwegels Kaywana and Hendrickje stand out the most Kaywana is the daughter of a native woman and an English sailor arrived in Berbice with Sir Walter Raleigh in 1595 She is a jet of fire and she has her own ideas when it comes to crime and punishment She becomes a role model for the entire clan especially Hendrickje van Groenwegel Hendrickje is the great granddaughter of Kaywana She is cruel with her slaves as well as with those of her family members whom she regards as weaklings Besides she is an atheist and she is not ashamed of her natural urgesThe main theme of the novel can be summed up by Hendrickje when she says The family is what matters The family must come before all other considerations You must keep repeating to yourselves I come from a great family I must never let down the family name I am proud that I am a van Groenwegel The van Groenwegels never run However this novel is not only about family pride; this is an epic story about slavery and insurrections loyalty and vengeance obeah and religion fauna and flora love and Reading this novel felt like being at a banuetThis is the 13th novel that I have read by Edgar Mittelholzer and I consider it to be superb The Peepal Tree Press has reissued five of Edgar Mittelholzer's Caribbean novels Hopefully the Kaywana Trilogy will soon be nextIf you're interested in another bombastic character from the Guianas during the colony check out Cynthia McLeod's The Free Negress Elisabeth It is the story of Elisabeth Samson who became one of the wealthiest free black women in 18th century Dutch Guiana

  2. Kalilah Kalilah says:

    An intriguing account of the lives of an unusual family through multiple generations in Dutch Guiana Mittelholzer paints a vivid picture of the brutality and difficulty of early colonial life The van Groenewegen are a bombastic ruthless arrogant lot and their history is far from dull I found myself with a grudging respect for even the most vicious of the characters for there is something honorable respectable and heroic in standing ones ground even in the face of impossible odds It was an uncertain and violent time and there is something to be said for a philosophy which does not shirk from the violence of life

  3. Oldnomad Oldnomad says:

    The covers version illustrated Totally wrong as the clothing is certainly not 17 century early 18 century Corgi version shows a 'somewhat native woman' presumably Kaywana with tight curly hair but Kaywana was half S American Indian who have straight hair Yes there's an Afro Euro female member of the family but no reason for the cover to depict herD Gamboa's review is excellent so I won't repeat tho I challenge the word AmerIndian Kaywana was Anglo Central American Indian I'd emphasise that it's not about slaves though by necessity slaves are part of the story

  4. Tiffany Lee Tiffany Lee says:

    I was given this book by a friend I wasnt sure i was going to read it but i have to admit even though it is an older story i have really enjoyed it I was actually really intrigued with it and wanted to find out what would happen to the characters I am disgusted that how people were treated and the fact that we still see some of these acts perpetrated here still happen in this day and age I dont mean the actual torture but the persecution because of race I am looking forward to trying to find copies of the next two books in the series

  5. Nicole Issel Nicole Issel says:

    A gripping saga of abuse love lust family honour and dysfunction Emotional turmoil within personalities of perpetrator and victim alike is depthly described A highly charged read with a well described story of life and battling within an historical setting of slave worked tobacco plantations including the intricacies of behaviour within and among the European Indians black slaves and those who are born between these identities as much as each individual themselves

  6. Herman Stephens Herman Stephens says:

    Fiction and history blend to present us with an enthralling episode of passion love expressively compelling motivations and a strong preoccupation with family values power and continuity A brilliant and colorful depiction of character traits It's the type of novel that makes you wonder if your history is somewhat intertwined in this saga My mom is of Arawak descent

  7. Laurence Sugar Laurence Sugar says:

    A very good read if you are interested in that horrible history of the slave trade

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