The Mirror at Midnight: A South African Journey
  • The Mirror at Midnight: A South African Journey
  • The Mirror at Midnight: A South African Journey

The Mirror at Midnight: A South African Journey

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by Adam Hochschild
     
 

History lies heavily on South Africa, and Adam Hochschild brings to bear a lifetime's familiarity with the country in an eye-opening work that blends history and reportage. Hochschild looks at the tensions of modern South Africa through a dramatic prism: the pivotal nineteenth-century Battle of Blood River—which determined whether the Boers or the Zulus

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History lies heavily on South Africa, and Adam Hochschild brings to bear a lifetime's familiarity with the country in an eye-opening work that blends history and reportage. Hochschild looks at the tensions of modern South Africa through a dramatic prism: the pivotal nineteenth-century Battle of Blood River—which determined whether the Boers or the Zulus would control that part of the world—and its contentious commemoration by rival groups 150 years later. This incisive book offers an unusual window onto a society that remains divided. In his epilogue, Hochschild extends his view to the astonishing political changes that have occurred in the country in recent years—and the changes yet to be made.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618758258
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing
Publication date:
04/24/2007
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,373,368
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

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