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

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by Adam Hochschild
 

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ISBN-10: 0618758259

ISBN-13: 9780618758258

Pub. Date: 04/24/2007

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


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.

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ISBN-13:
9780618758258
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/24/2007
Pages:
322
Sales rank:
1,392,230
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

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Mirror at Midnight: A South African Journey 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Correction. Its Myntlight. She doesn't go by Mynt anymore. And I know because I rp her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Adam Hochschild's book is incredibly moving and enlightening. It unveils the true life that is in South Africa under the Apartheid. Anyone who is interested in human rights should read this one.