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Small Boat to Freedom: A Journey of Conscience to a New Life in America based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
An extraordinary tour de force. This is a memoir cum travel-adventure story of unexpected depth and intriguing texture. Several critics have already forecast it will become a classic, and I agree. It's the work of a man who has been a professional writer all his working life and it shows. It throbs with simple honesty. The author admits he shanghaied his wife and teenage son to crew for him on the tiny 30-foot sailboat in which they fled from restrictive apartheid regime of South Africa to the freedom of America. There are moments of terror here, times of bliss, keen insights into nature, and episodes of pure humor, all presented in a refreshingly humble fashion. Small Boat to Freedom has been introduced to the American market with surprisingly little fanfare but it will surely earn the recognition it deserves as an important contribution to the genre. Read it. See if you don't agree.