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Book: The Soweto Legacy by Lorry Lutz
The call came mid-morning. "Mother, this is Geoff. I've been arrested. Can't talk now. Please come right away." A click sounded and the call was disconnected. Marcia grasped the receiver so tightly a spasm of pain shot down her arm. Fear short-circuited her breath. Everything had been going so well. Pieter, her husband, was a rising politician in the South African government. Geoff, their eldest [...]
 
Book: An Immoral Proposal - Forbidden Love Under Apartheid by Jennifer B. Graham
Picture this. She's from a lower socio economic family, left school at sixteen, works as clerk in a factory. He's from an affluent background, private school education, university degree, member of exclusive social clubs, home in the leafy suburbs. What's the likelihood of their having a relationship: Intimacy? - Probably not. Physical? - For sure. But would it last? Not a chance. In fact, [...]
 
Book: A Burnt Child by Shereen Pandit
After a lifetime of political activism in South Africa, Yazz thinks she's finally content with her quiet London life. She doesn't expect the reappearance of Lily, the best friend and comrade who betrayed her. Nor does she expect Lily's demand: to help her find a child long dead in a township fire. Reluctant to open old wounds, Yazz refuses to indulge her treacherous friend's tragic fantasy, but [...]
 
Book: 6692 Pisces the Sailfish by Don Darkes
This is the True story of my Family Adventure and Disaster and the best thing that ever happened to me! The number, 6692 is the date, June 6th '92, when the jinx that was placed upon the vessel finally destroyed her. Although the ship was originally cursed when she was built and originally named Pisces, (the Star-sign). some believe she incurred additional "bad luck" because I effectively renamed [...]
 
Book: Across Great Divides by Monique Roy
Across Great Divides is a timeless, World War II story of the upheavals of war, the power of family, and the resiliency of human spirit. When Hitler comes to power in 1933, one Jewish family refuses to be destroyed and defies the Nazis only to come up against another struggle confronting Apartheid in South Africa. Sixteen-year-old Eva and her twin sister, Inge, witness their lives in Berlin [...]
 
Book: kaffertjie - a love story by Johan Engelbrecht
'kaffertjie - a love story' - Johan Engelbrecht - English translation by Jocelyn Broderick - Winner of the 2007 Jan Rabie/Rapport Award for fresh, new Afrikaans Literature. "The 2007 Jan Rabie / Rapport Prize was awarded to Johan Engelbrecht, for his debut work, 'kaffertjie.' Engelbrecht was commended for his contribution to renewal in Afrikaans literature. Says Dr Andries Visagie from the [...]
 
Book: When Killers Cry by Katherine Edwards
It's 1981 and South Africa is in the grip of apartheid. The ANC's armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe, is stepping up violent retaliation; detentions, strikes and riots are increasing daily. Reporter Hannah Smith, stumbles into a quagmire of political conspiracy when she begins investigating the deaths of black activists and dissidents. What she learns puts her life and that of her friends and family [...]
 
Book: The Boy Called Troublemaker, based on the Childhood of Nelson Mandela by Ellie Crowe
Nelson Mandela --legendary freedom fighter and revolutionary, first black president of South Africa and Nobel Peace prize winner--stated that his childhood in the Transkei countryside taught him everything he needed to know in life. This biographical novel brings to life Mandela's childhood and his tribal initiation at sixteen when he resolved to live up to his name Troublemaker and fight for [...]
 
Book: The Night Is My Dominion by Thabo Nkomo
Lt. Derek Tawarrior is a homicide detective and former soldier living in post-apartheid South Africa. Though he still bears the scars of his Afrikaner lover's violent death, for Derek Apartheid is the past. At work he patiently deals with a desk sergeant who can talk the ears of an elephant and who likes opining on the merits (or lack of thereof) of "candy coffee". Derek is smart and tends to be [...]
 
Book: Chocolate Soldier - An Equestrian Rifleman's Story by Murray Hickling
Chocolate Soldier - An Equestrian Rifleman's Story is the true story of a young man's coming of age in South Africa's turbulent Apartheid years. It is an autobiographical account of Murray Hickling's experience in the SADF, serving in a Mounted Infantry Unit. Set against the backdrop of Namibia's hearbreakingly beautiful landscape, this is a gritty story of the gruelling and hilarious experiences [...]
 
Book: Bend With The Wind by Suraya Dewing
The great leaders who have improved this world and left a lasting legacy include Nelson Mandela, and Mahatma Ghandi to name a couple. Another leader, without the profile of Mandela and Ghandi is Te Whiti o Rongomai from Parihaka, New Zealand. Very little is known of Te Whiti's inspirational, peaceful pacifism in 1881 and yet history records Ghandi was inspired by him. They all were driven by [...]
 
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