Tag Archives: South Africa

Book Review: A Human Being Died That Night

A Human Being Died That Night: A South African Woman Confronts The Legacy Of Apartheid, by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela There is a fundamental problem at the heart of this book, and it is a problem that threatens the legitimacy of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: When She Was White

When She Was White: The Story Of A Family Divided By Race, by Judith Stone [Spoiler alert.] She never was white. This book is a strange case of a book written about a celebrity case of racial categorization from the … Continue reading

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Book Review: After Freedom: The Rise Of The Post-Apartheid Generation In South Africa

After Freedom: The Rise Of The Post-Apartheid Generation In South Africa, by Katherine S. Newman and Ariane De Lannoy Like many who have written on the recent history of South Africa [1], the authors come away from their story with … Continue reading

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Book Review: Teach Yourself Afrikaans

Teach Yourself Afrikaans:  Complete Course For Beginners, by Helena Van Schalkwyk As someone who has read several books in this series [1], the general pattern of this work was certainly familiar to me.  If you have read any of these … Continue reading

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Book Review: Afrikaans-English / English- Afrikaans Dictionary

Afrikaans-English / English- Afrikaans Dictionary, by Jan Kromhout One of the joys in being a fan of many languages is that it can be a joy to see how languages are sometimes very similar and very different.  To be sure, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Britain And Boer Independence

Britain And Boer Independence, by Edouard Naville This book is certainly the effort of a sincere man, and the fact that it was published by the British suggests that it was written with the approval of the British imperial authorities … Continue reading

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Book Review: After Mandela: The Struggle For Freedom In Post-Apartheid South Africa

After Mandela:  The Struggle For Freedom In Post-Apartheid South Africa, by Douglas Foster Among the more unfortunate aspects of this book is the way that it demonstrates the sad fact that we do not write history, or current events for … Continue reading

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Book Review: The History Of South Africa (Greenwood Histories)

The History Of South Africa (The Greenwood Histories Of The Modern Nations), by Roger B. Beck If it cannot be said that the reading of the history of South Africa is a pleasant matter, this book at least is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Rainbow In The Night

A Rainbow In The Night:  The Tumultuous Birth Of South Africa, by Dominique Lapierre At the basis of this book there is a severe flaw that limits its enjoyment reading after it was published.  The author really wants to make … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness:  Women And The Truth And Reconciliation Commission In South Africa, by Fiona C. Ross This book is an example of what happens when someone whose only knowledge about the world comes from the worthless field of women’s studies … Continue reading

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