WorldCat Identities

Jacobs, Rayda

Overview
Works: 37 works in 99 publications in 4 languages and 1,205 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Diaries  History  Drama  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Director
Classifications: PR9369.3.J289, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Rayda Jacobs
 
Most widely held works by Rayda Jacobs
Confessions of a gambler by Rayda Jacobs( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Russian and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abeeda, a South African woman in her late forties, is struggling to hold on to both halves of a double life. To others, she is a pious Muslim mother of four, coping with the death of one of her sons to AIDS. But Abeeda has also developed a gambling addiction, winning and losing huge amounts of money. In all, this is a gripping story of family, addiction, religion, and redemption
Eyes of the sky by Rayda Jacobs( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late 18th century, Roeloff, the blue-eyed Eyes of the Sky, attempts to bridge the gap between the white settlers of the South African cape and the brown-skinned Sonqua people
The middle children by Rayda Jacobs( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining autobiography and fiction, this collection of intersecting short stories focuses on South Africa's middle children - the offspring of master and slave, commonly known as "Coloureds." Sabah has light skin. At age sixteen she decides to pass as "white" in order to get into a restricted business school. Several years later officials discover her deception. She is given an ultimatum. She leaves South Africa. Sabah's forced emigration, her life away from home and her visits back are part of the intricate weave of intersecting stories that introduce a rich wealth of characters and themes.Set in the years of unenlightenment before the abolition of apartheid, The Middle Children addresses issues of rejection, abandonment, self-esteem and political change. With humour and poignancy Rayda Jacobs populates her stories with unforgettable characters who take us into a world we have rarely seen before
Sachs Street by Rayda Jacobs( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sachs Street is regarded as one of Rayda Jacobs’s bravest novels as it explores the emotional attachments of modern Muslim women in South Africa. The novel offers an intimate and often startling portrait of a not-so-perfect Muslim family from the fifties to the new millenium. The story of Khadidja destroys many preconceived and stereotypical ideas about a community who has been part of Cape culture from the very start, yet which is little known to outsiders
The slave book by Rayda Jacobs( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postcards from South Africa by Rayda Jacobs( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My father's orchid by Rayda Jacobs( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joonie by Rayda Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bekentenissen van een speler : roman by Rayda Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een levenslustige, Zuid-Afrikaanse moslima worstelt met de spanning tussen wat geloof en familie van haar verwachten en de behoefte de tegenslagen van het leven te compenseren met seks en gokken
Mekkadagboek by Rayda Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persoonlijk verslag in dagboek door de Zuid-Afrikaanse schrijfster van haar bedevaart naar Mekka
The slave book by Rayda Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eyes of the sky by Rayda Jacobs( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The slave book : a novel by Rayda Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confessions of a gambler( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Cape Town, a devout Muslim mother of grown children becomes addicted to gambling. Soon, this intelligent and independent woman has lost everything and finds herself with mounting debts and a dangerous involvement with gangsters. At the same time, she is involved in a love triangle with her own married sister, who develops cancer. Based on a true story
Augen des Himmels [eine südafrikanische Familiensaga] ; Roman by Rayda Jacobs( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polychlorinated biphenyls, dioxins and furans : human health effects and population studies by Rayda Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Tochter des Sklaven : Roman by Rayda Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in German and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Südafrika, um 1830-1840: Obwohl die neuen englischen Herren gegen die Sklaverei sind, gibt es genügend Sklaven, die auf den Farmen und in den Handwerksbetrieben schuften müssen. Daher kann der cholerische Weinbauer de Villiers auch problemlos 2 Sklaven für sein grosses Weingut ersteigern
The tuan of Antonie's Gat( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1700s, a sultan from Indonesia was captured by the Dutch and taken to Cape Town where he was imprisoned. After his escape, he hid in a coastal cave in Simonstown. This cave is now known as Antonie's Gat and it is said that his spirit continues to live there. At least two Cape Town families claim to be descendants of this 'tuan' and this documentary traces their attempts to establish lineage
Bekenntnisse einer Spielerin : Roman by Rayda Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From apartheid to zefside by Niels-Martin Trier Josefsen( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Confessions of a gambler
Alternative Names
Jacobs, R.

Rayda Jacobs South African writer and film-maker

Rayda Jacobs südafrikanische Schriftstellerin, Schauspielerin und Filmemacherin

Rayda Jacobs Zuid-Afrikaans filmregisseur

Languages
English (77)

German (5)

Dutch (2)

Russian (1)

Covers
Eyes of the skyThe middle childrenSachs StreetThe slave bookPostcards from South AfricaMy father's orchidJoonieThe slave bookThe slave book : a novel