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The Resource A rainbow in the night : the tumultuous birth of South Africa, Dominique Lapierre ; translated from French by Kathryn Spink ; with research assistance from Xavier Moro

A rainbow in the night : the tumultuous birth of South Africa, Dominique Lapierre ; translated from French by Kathryn Spink ; with research assistance from Xavier Moro

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A rainbow in the night : the tumultuous birth of South Africa
Title
A rainbow in the night
Title remainder
the tumultuous birth of South Africa
Statement of responsibility
Dominique Lapierre ; translated from French by Kathryn Spink ; with research assistance from Xavier Moro
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "In 1652 a small group of Dutch farmers landed on the southern most 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 saga - bloody, ferocious, and fervent - would 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. Called apartheid, 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 Night is Dominique Lapierre's epic account of South Africa's tragic history and the heroic men and women - famous and obscure, white and black, European and African - who have, with their blood and tears, brought to life the country that is today known as the Rainbow Nation."--BOOK JACKET
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"A Rainbow in the Night" is Lapierre's epic account of South Africa's tragic history and the heroic men and women--famous and obscure, white and black--who have, with their blood and tears, brought to life the country that is today known as the Rainbow Nation
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331813
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
968
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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general
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the tumultuous birth of South Africa
Label
A rainbow in the night : the tumultuous birth of South Africa, Dominique Lapierre ; translated from French by Kathryn Spink ; with research assistance from Xavier Moro
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in French as Un arc-en-ciel dans la nuit by Editions Robert Laffont"--T.p. verso
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 259-262
Contents
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 -- Appendices: What became of them; This was apartheid -- Chronology -- Glossary
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Extent
ix, 288 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780306818479
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009024714
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780306818479
  • (OCoLC)316825586
Label
A rainbow in the night : the tumultuous birth of South Africa, Dominique Lapierre ; translated from French by Kathryn Spink ; with research assistance from Xavier Moro
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in French as Un arc-en-ciel dans la nuit by Editions Robert Laffont"--T.p. verso
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 259-262
Contents
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 -- Appendices: What became of them; This was apartheid -- Chronology -- Glossary
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Extent
ix, 288 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780306818479
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009024714
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780306818479
  • (OCoLC)316825586

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