Second Chances: A Travel Narrative of Southern Africa

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During Martha B. Hopkins's five-month stay in southern Africa, great changes were happening. Nelson Mandela had been president of South Africa for just two years, and the new South Africa was forging its historic post-apartheid constitution. Namibia hadn't celebrated its fifth birthday. It was also a time of great change for Martha Hopkins, a writer and adventurer blessed with a wide-eyed curiosity and the courage to examine herself as she examined the world. Aside from almost being killed in a car accident, she ...
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During Martha B. Hopkins's five-month stay in southern Africa, great changes were happening. Nelson Mandela had been president of South Africa for just two years, and the new South Africa was forging its historic post-apartheid constitution. Namibia hadn't celebrated its fifth birthday. It was also a time of great change for Martha Hopkins, a writer and adventurer blessed with a wide-eyed curiosity and the courage to examine herself as she examined the world. Aside from almost being killed in a car accident, she found herself on the edge of a diamond smuggling scam, was the "Auntie" on remote Karo sheep farms for weeks, met with ordinary people and such notables as Bishop Tutu, the Director of the International Library of African Music, and the Speaker of the Namibian Parliament. She spent time in shanty towns and jazz clubs, attended upscale cocktail parties and several autopsies and the first AIDS-related case heard before the South African Supreme Court. This is an entertaining and sometimes disturbing account. Hopkins writes with a blend of humor and anger, in a voice that's altogether personal without being self-absorbed.
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Post-apartheid South Africa has been attracting the attention of writers and scholars throughout the world. This is one of the many volumes written to show how the country has changed and how it has remained the same since the major political upheavals of the early 1990s. Hopkins, a freelance writer from Tucson, AZ, visited South Africa and Namibia from 1995 to 1996, when Nelson Mandela had been president for two years and South Africa was in the middle of a transformation. Although Hopkins describes numerous personal experiences as she shows how the population is adjusting, the book is more valuable as a study of a woman in her late middle age coming to grips with her past and anticipating the future than it is as an insightful portrayal of South Africa. Still, the book is well written and enjoyable; recommended for public libraries.--Mark L. Grover, Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
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  • ISBN-13: 9781564743169
  • Publisher: Daniel, John & Company, Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/2000
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.39 (w) x 8.34 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7
Acknowledgments 11
Blood and the First Hotel 17
Birth, Life and Some Death 27
South Africa 1996, As I Saw It 31
Murder in the Garden 47
Old South Africa, Old America 57
The Sheep, the Goats and the Wild Things 87
The Estrogen Patch 101
Tribes 111
T-Shirts and Music 121
Namibia 131
Etosha 151
Sound Waves 167
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