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To process and channel the charitable funds he founded an association called Action aid for Calcutta lepers' children (registered in France under the official name of Action pour les enfants des lépreux de Calcutta). A Rainbow in the Night: The Tumultuous Birth of South Africa (Un arc-en-ciel dans la nuit) (2008)

This is a wonderful book, chronicling apartheid from its start in the 1800's when a group of Dutch zealots seized the area as their "right" thru modern times and the demise of apartheid in the 1990's.

Includes bibliographical references (p. -262) and index. What they became ; This was apartheid ; A brief chronology ; All that is not given is lost.

Three and a half centuriesa sublime epic full of terrible dramas. Le Point magazine, France. Translated by Kathryn Spink.

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Basically this is a history book where history of South Africa has been narrated in a very interesting way (from the Dutch conquest in 1652 to elections in 1994)

A Rainbow in the Night: The Tumultuous Birth of South Africa. In 1652 a small group of Dutch farmers landed on the southernmost tip of Africa. Basically this is a history book where history of South Africa has been narrated in a very interesting way (from the Dutch conquest in 1652 to elections in 1994). Some points have been omitted like Namibia's independence and end of sporting boycott in1991(so I deducted one star).

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Comments: (7)

Ylal
This is a wonderful book, chronicling apartheid from its start in the 1800's when a group of Dutch zealots seized the area as their "right" thru modern times and the demise of apartheid in the 1990's. It covers the early wars between the blacks and the Dutch, the different tribes of blacks against each other, and the conflict between the later-arriving British and the Dutch. It then builds up the segregation of the blacks building up to apartheid. It covers: The abhorrent treatment of the blacks, the labeling of various types as to race, their segregation into their own townships, the segregation of blacks from "coloreds" (people of mixed race, or Indians) including separation of families because of black vs colored; the declaration that Afrikaans is the official language; the building of a resistance and the various resistance groups; the imprisonment of Mandela and others; the student protest in 1976 and violent reaction by the whites; finally with the freeing of Mandela and the end of apartheid.

The book is quite thorough and writing is excellent. There is one thing that threw me off for a while and that is that it is not written linearly with respect to time, so you have to pay attention to the years that you are reading about. None the less, it's a hard book to put down.
Rasmus
I have been looking for a book that wasn't too ponderous to explain my grandmother's country of origin, South Africa. I enjoyed this book and learned a great deal from it. It is very readable, and explains a great deal. Highly recommended.
Renthadral
Of historical value
Beabandis
excellent
Umi
Wanted to find an objective book about what really took place in South Africa's History. Excellent Book!!!
Purebinder
Amazing book! Totally recommended specially if you plan to visit South Africa soon or would like to learn more about the country's recent history.
Yozshujinn
Great book. Great price.
A very good book for those wanting to know more about the Boer War and the history of South Africa.
A Rainbow in the Night: The Tumultuous Birth of South Africa download epub
Author: Dominique Lapierre Dominique Lapierre
ISBN: 0306819244
Category: History
Language: English
Publisher: Da Capo Press; First Trade Paper Edition edition (2011)