Inside Apartheid

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Although hundreds of books and articles have informed us of conditions in South Africa, this moving personal story sheds still more light on a tragic situation. Despite a shielded, middle-class upbringing in Johannesburg, Levine nevertheless became aware of the malignant effects of apartheid when she was still young; as the police and military imprisoned, tortured, banished and shot thousands of blacks, she became an active opponent of the regime, she notes. Eventually, as a city councilor and newspaper columnist, she was able to criticize and focus media attention on the government's policies and their effects. In the end, however, she felt that blacksand not white liberals, despite their good intentionswere the only ones who could effectively lead the fight for freedom; as a result, she and her family emigrated to the U.S. and she now teaches in Boston. Photos. (Jan.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595003921
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2000
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 0.73 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Acknowledgements xv
Prologue 1
Chapter 1 The Dumping Grounds 4
Chapter 2 "If You Prick Us, Do We Not Bleed?" 30
Chapter 3 Alpheus's Legacy 51
Chapter 4 "For Some of Us, Politics in South Africa Is a Deadly Serious Matter" 62
Chapter 5 Driver, Robertson, Kennedy, and King 78
Chapter 6 The Knysna Loerie Dies in Captivity 95
Chapter 7 38 Ivy Road 117
Chapter 8 The Election, 1974 130
Chapter 9 The Scars of Soweto 146
Chapter 10 Black Monday and Mr. Madingwane 160
Chapter 11 "Money is Power" 176
Chapter 12 The Floodgates Opened and Ten Thousand Council Workers Poured Out 202
Chapter 13 When the Migrants Awake 229
Chapter 14 Bantu Beware: This Constitution Holds No Rights for You 244
Chapter 15 "It's the Apartheid, Missus" 265
Epilogue 277
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