The Passionate Rebellion Against Apartheid
The name of Nelson Mandela is familiar to many, as a warrior against the injustices of apartheid. But many South Africans worked to break the power of the Verwoerd regime: the Black ANC and PAC, but also English and Afrikaans-speaking whites. In The Vase with the Many Coloured Marbles, Jacob Singer draws on his personal knowledge and experience to reach out to all South Africans, especially those who left the country because of violence; who live in exile all over the world. Jacob tells the stories of men and women who were harassed and discriminated against, and of politicians in the government who surreptitiously worked against the very regime that had employed them. You’ll read about unsung heroes such as Emily Kleintjies, who crossed the apartheid barrier and established a life for herself as a white woman. You don’t have to be South African or a student of history to learn from this remarkable book, which shares a wealth of unique experience. Everyone who is concerned with justice and the human condition will be fascinated and enlightened by the tragedies and triumphs shared in Jacob Singer’s words.
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The VASE with the MANY COLOURED MARBLES.
I read the book at first with mixed feeling, because I could not understand why the author had divided it into two books. However, once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. I knew very little about South African history, especially the time of Hendrik Verwoerd, the man who created the word apartheid. The stories intrigued me, and offered me a great deal of food for thought. I would recommend the book to anyone and everyone that is looking for a most enjoyable read. It has a beautiful and romantic ending. Do enjoy.