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In the 1950s a routine underground inspection in a gold mine turns into a horrifying experience for a South African mining engineer. In the 1970s a young woman decides to hike the Fish River Canyon in Namibia; and an American Catholic priest journeys to Soweto to care for abused women and children. These seemingly unrelated strands form the foundation of a family’s journeyIn the 1950s a routine underground inspection in a gold mine turns into a horrifying experience for a South African mining engineer. In the 1970s a young woman decides to hike the Fish River Canyon in Namibia; and an American Catholic priest journeys to Soweto to care for abused women and children. These seemingly unrelated strands form the foundation of a family’s journey to a day that would forever change them - and the country in which they live. Wednesday 16 June 1976, the day on which high school pupils in Soweto organised a riot to protest against the use of Afrikaans as a medium of education, marked a clear watershed for South Africa. ‘Soweto Burning’, part factual history and part fictional novel, portrays the parallel journey of a family and a country to a crescendo that rocked the world. It starkly illustrates how this dramatic turning point, and the policy of racial segregation through Apartheid, affected one white family and the country as a whole; how our actions impact on others, and how even one courageous decision can change countless lives. “Having written extensively on the history of South Africa, I found ‘Soweto Burning’ a vivid and pleasurable read. It is a well executed blend of South Africa’s complex past, the country and the region’s natural beauty, and the lives of the small group of individuals representing the many white South Africans who recognised the deplorable truth about Apartheid. The absorbing, well researched narrative and varied components, makes it a page-turner and at the same time a valuable learning experience.” Anné Mariè du Preez Bezdrob ...

Title : SOWETO BURNING - A Family's Journey to the 1976 Soweto Riots
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ISBN : 21066519
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 366 Pages
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SOWETO BURNING - A Family's Journey to the 1976 Soweto Riots Reviews

  • Gina
    2018-11-28 16:53

    I cried my way through this book. It was so wonderful to read but frightening at the same time that South Africa went through this. Growing up here I didn't know until later what had happened and it was horrific. This book was handled with love and care from all sides of the story.

  • Phyllis Kaplan
    2018-11-25 19:01

    I visited South Africa this June and toured Soweto. I left wanting to read more. Despite this being historical fiction, I feel like I have started to put some of the pieces together of life in Soweto, for all in South Africa during apartheid. I am inspired to read more & definitely recommend this book.