Emma is the youngest biological child of Fiela and Selling. Fiela is pregnant with her while Selling goes to jail for committing murder, and she takes the infant Emma with her while she secretly visits Selling at his forced labor camp. Later in life, Emma grows apart from her family, spending time with a preacher who has children with her but keeps putting off marriage.
Emma Character Timeline in Fiela’s Child
The timeline below shows where the character Emma appears in Fiela’s Child. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...lives on a property in Wolwekraal in the Long Kloof with Dawid, Tollie, Kittie, and Emma. (full context)
...their first child was born in 1856, then Dawid in 1857, Tollie in 1858, and Emma in 1860. Finally, after hesitating Fiela says Benjamin, who is about 12 years old, was... (full context)
...up the yard and hen-coop, he can play in the river. She tells Kittie and Emma that today is the day she’s putting Kicker and Pollie together in the hopes of... (full context)
...she approaches the magistrate is Selling’s past. Many years ago, while Fiela was pregnant with Emma, Selling committed a murder. (full context)
...influence to get Selling’s hanging reduced to a life sentence. A few months later, after Emma is born, Petrus tells Fiela that he knows where Selling is working on a prison... (full context)
...elephant track, that might take her to where Selling is working. She needs to breastfeed Emma, so she brings Emma on the trip. She finally makes it to the prisoner work... (full context)
Fiela climbs up a gorge to try to be closer to Selling, fearing Emma will wake up and attract a guard’s attention with noise. She makes her way up... (full context)
...alive. Fiela’s other children have done their own things, with Kittie marrying a preacher, and Emma having a child and hoping to get married soon. In the present, Fiela decides she... (full context)
...in Benjamin’s name so he can inherit it, but Benjamin insists it belongs to Tollie, Emma, and Kittie. Fiela disagrees, believing that women shouldn’t inherit property and that Tollie should only... (full context)