Freedom rising /
James North.
New York : Macmillan Pub. Co., c1985.
xi, 336 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
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New York : Macmillan Pub. Co., c1985.
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Includes index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1985-10:
This is not an analytical study of South Africa, Namibia, and Zimbabwe, but it is good journalism. There are numerous vignettes of well-known and lesser-known whites and blacks who together form the solution and the problem of southern Africa. North reports on the way ordinary white South Africans react to and think about Africans, and on the life and times of blacks in the largest segregated black city in the region. He also reports on Asians, on the whites of Johannesburg, censorship, black and white sports fanaticism, and the threat to whites of the African National Congress. North's chapter on Namibia captures some of the fascinating flavor of that lapsed UN mandate. There are three chapters on the transition from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe. What all of this reportage adds up to is a fascinating glimpse of the dark, sad, and tragic side of the southern Africa more and more embroiled in conflict. Overall, the picture North (a pseudonym for Dan Swanson, a young ex-Harvard undergraduate) paints is vivid, mostly accurate, not too naive, and an important addition to the popular literature on the travail of southern Africa. General and undergraduate readership.-R.I. Rotberg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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