A Darker Shade of Pale

A Darker Shade of Pale

by Beryl Crosher-Segers


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611532807
Publisher: Light Messages Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 04/12/2018
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Beryl Crosher-Segers was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1955, seven years after the reigning National party imposed the system of apartheid. Through her mixed heritage she was classified as coloured.

Her debut memoir, A Darker Shade of Pale, is a one of a kind and her colour and style of seeing the world is decorated with an unquestionable way that makes it her own.

In addition to her writing, Beryl is the Founder of One World Community Arts Network, a community project celebrating cultural diversity, and is the owner of C Major Events, an entertainment business. Beryl's background is administration in government. She is also impassioned by fundraising.

Beryl is a highly-regarded community representative. Her awards include the Celebrate African-Australia's Captain's Award for service to the South African Community and A Human Rights Award, from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Beryl is currently writing her second book and resides in Sydney, on the East Coast of Australia, with her husband, daughter, son and grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Praise for a Darker Shade of Pale

Title Page







Sydney, Australia: August 1982, Mid-Winter

Retreat, South Africa: November 1982, Late Spring

The Beginning

Cape Town, South Africa: 1959, Mid-Summer

Owen’s Star

Darling, South Africa: January 1962, Mid-Summer

Steenberg, South Africa: January 1963, Summer

Steenberg, South Africa: January 1965, Mid-Summer

Community and Faith

The Red Wireless

Steenberg, South Africa: September 1966, Early Spring

Apartheid Intensified

Steenberg, South Africa: January 1972, Mid-Summer

A White Society

South Africa: January 1973, Mid-Summer


South Africa: August 1973, Early Spring

Goodbye Dad

Home, South Africa: July 1974, Mid-Winter

Segregated Life

Cape Town, South Africa: Early 1975, Summer

Wedding Plans

Political Chaos

Flight to Freedom

South Africa: August 1980, Late Winter

Sydney, Australia: July 1982, Late Winter

Home Calling

Retreat, South Africa: November 1982, Late Spring

Stateless and Flagless

Sydney, Australia: August 1988, Late Winter

Little Coloured Boy

Dear Dad,

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