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First, the book does not have much happening in the way of actual events.
True equality will take a few generations and education will play an important role in giving the majority population the skills they need for a comfortable life.
At times, it was kind of boring because I felt there was nothing much going on in the story and even the end, I was disappointed.
Always a pleasure to read Nadine's writing. I read this book years ago and recently reread it. It made for a rather harrowing read especially as I am a South African. Read morePublished 4 days ago by catherine heukelman
am looking forward to finiushing it and giving it to others to share.Published 21 days ago by bar bara bir
It was a hard read. I read it for school and felt like once explained was a very good readPublished 4 months ago by Luke
A short, but multi-layered novel. A white middle-class family, with a liberal worldview and living in South-Africa at the time of apartheid, has to flee for a black military... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Marc L
I know this is a classic, but as a story I found it a little slow. I'm not sure the extent to which it is still relevant in a post apartheid South Africa where none of her dire... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jonathan C L Everson
This book looked like it would be really interesting and it sounded like a different plot than most books about South Africa, but the story doesn't really flow that well and some... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Original Emily
looks good and there is no writing on it.
haven't read it yet.
buy two for me and my friend.
My father in law works at a college and was surprised during a recent accreditation visit that the accreditation team no longer looked at the campus library, they only needed to... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Bryon Butler
This 1981 novel by this Pulitzer Prize winning South African novelist was an uncomfortable read. I felt this way and so did the 40 other people in the reading group at my local... Read morePublished on April 3, 2012 by Linda Linguvic