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Afke's tiental

Afke's tiental by Nienke van Hichtum
By: (1860-1939)

" Afke's tiental by Nienke van Hichtum is a poignant and heart-wrenching tale that follows the struggles of a widow, Afke, as she navigates the challenges of raising her ten children on her own in rural Friesland. The author beautifully captures the hardships and joys of Afke's daily life, painting a vivid picture of the harsh realities faced by a single mother in early 20th century Netherlands.

Through Afke's experiences, the reader is taken on a journey of resilience, determination, and unwavering love for her children. The characters are expertly developed, each with their own unique personalities and struggles, making them feel both relatable and endearing.

Overall, Afke's tiental is a touching and unforgettable story that will tug at your heartstrings and leave a lasting impression. Nienke van Hichtum's writing is both powerful and evocative, shining a light on the strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity. This book is a must-read for those who appreciate emotional and thought-provoking literature."

Book Description:
Afke's tiental verhaalt over de dagelijkse belevenissen van een arm gezin met tien kinderen, dat rond 1900 op het Friese platteland leefde. Door de zorgzaamheid van moeder Afke werd het ondanks de armoede een gelukkig gezin, waarin men heel veel voor elkaar over had.
Dit kinderboek is gebaseerd op het leven van Harmke Feenstra-Tuinstra uit het dorp Warga. Haar oudste dochter was dienstmeisje bij de auteur, Nienke van Hichtum.

Classic Dutch children's book, read in Dutch, about a family with ten children.

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