Book: The Soweto Legacy by Lorry Lutzcategories: Book, Inter-Racial Marriage, South Africa, Racial Prejudice, Family Tension, Christian, Forbidden Love, Forgiveness, Demonstrations, Apartheid
Lorry Lutzabout this book: "Suddenly Marcia was surrounded by a crowd of Africans, screaming angrily and pounding on her car with their hands. Frantically she shifted in reverse. "I've got to get out of here," she cried. "Lord help me get away."
"Then a rock crashed through the windshield. A cheer rose from the crowd and the next instant a bottle flew against the window, breaking on impact, splashing oil through the gaping hole. Before Marcia could comprehend what was happening, a stone wrapped in a burning cloth flew through the broken window. Instantly the gasoline ignited and flames shot up inside the car."
You'll read Marcia's story in my novel, The Soweto Legacy. But demonstrations and threats forced my husband and me to leave South Africa in 1977 after working there for twenty-two years. Apartheid continued to simmer for almost twenty more years. I'd seen it in action—the lack of self-worth, the limited opportunities, the insults— all the injustices of Apartheid. I wrote this novel as a catharis of what I'd seen and experienced.
You'll find it full of tension, family strife, political intrigue, and inter-racial love.
The Soweto Legacy depicts what it meant to be black or white under Apartheid. You'll find it entertaining and gripping and it may even reveal some of our seemingly normal attitudes and actions that arise from our own unrecognized prejudices.
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