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Rainbow in the Night The Tumultuous Birth of South Africa

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ISBN-10: 0306818477

ISBN-13: 9780306818479

Edition: 2009

Authors: Dominique Lapierre

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In 1652 a small group of Dutch farmers landed on the southernmost tip of Africa. Sent by the powerful Dutch India Company, their mission was simply to grow vegetables and supply ships rounding the cape. The colonists, however, were convinced by their strict Calvinist faith that they were among God's "Elect," chosen to rule over the continent. Their sagabloody, ferocious, and ferventwould culminate three centuries later in one of the greatest tragedies of history: the establishment of a racist regime in which a white minority would subjugate and victimize millions of blacks. Calledapartheid, it was a poisonous system that would only end with the liberation from prison of one of the moral giants of our time, Nelson Mandela.A Rainbow in the Nightis Dominique Lapierre's epic account of South Africa's tragic history and the heroic men and womenfamous and obscure, white and black, European and Africanwho have, with their blood and tears, brought to life the country that is today known as the Rainbow Nation.
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/3/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Author's Note
Maps
South Africa
The Great Trek to Conquer South Africa
In Search of a New Promised Land
The Prime Minister's Bulldozers
Helen and Chris: Two Lights in the Darkness
"God Bless Africa"
Epilogue
Appendixes
What They Became
This Was Apartheid
A Brief Chronology
Glossary
Bibliography
All that is not given is lost
Image Credits
Acknowledgments
Index