An Immoral Proposal: Forbidden Love Under Apartheid

An Immoral Proposal: Forbidden Love Under Apartheid

by Jennifer B Graham


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Picture this. She's from a lower socio economic family, left school at sixteen, works as clerk in a factory. He's from an affluent background, private school education, university degree, member of exclusive social clubs, home in the leafy suburbs. What's the likelihood of their having a relationship: Intimacy? - Probably not. Physical? - For sure. But would it last? Not a chance.

In fact, they're courting danger. You see, she's Brown and he's White. Big problem. This is South Africa 1974, the height of apartheid.

In her first memoir, Jennifer B. Graham takes an emotional journey back to her childhood in a hostile land that legally classified her as a "Coloured" - officially defined by the apartheid government as a "person who fails to pass for white." Throughout her fragmented life, coupled with being both Non-black and Non-White, struggling to find a place to belong, she carves out her version of an ordered world. Her quest is exacerbated by the love of a man who dared to make An Immoral Proposal.

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ISBN-13: 9781493613816
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/07/2013
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Jennifer B. Graham is a self-proclaimed global nomad who began life in South Africa, left when she was 19 and since then hasn't looked back. She's also lived in England, Canada, USA and New Zealand.

After earning her degree in communication/print journalism from the University of Mobile, Alabama, USA, in 2001, she wrote freelance feature articles on topics such as food, health, travel and profiles for miscellaneous publications that include Destinations, Connections, The Press, The Citizen, The Fairhope Courier as well as
An Immoral Proposal is her first book. She lives with her husband near Toronto, Canada. Her five grandchildren split between New York and Regina keep her wandering.

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