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Soweto Burning

Soweto Burning

Publisher : Porcupine Press
SKU: 9781928455073
R 230,00
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.
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 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.”
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781928455073
Publisher Porcupine Press
Contributor By (author) Don Emby
Publication Date 2022-07-01
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 0
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 210 X 148 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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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 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.”
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781928455073
Publisher Porcupine Press
Contributor By (author) Don Emby
Publication Date 2022-07-01
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 0
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 210 X 148 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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