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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
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the tumultuous birth of South Africa
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Dominique Lapierre ; translated from French by Kathryn Spink ; with research assistance from Xavier Moro
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eng
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AFRICAN HISTORY. 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 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
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1931-
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Lapierre, Dominique
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1955-
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  • Spink, Kathryn
  • Moro, Javier
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  • Apartheid
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
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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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"Originally published in French as Un arc-en-ciel dans la nuit by Editions Robert Laffont"--T.p. verso
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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27608864
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24 cm.
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First Da Capo Press edition
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ix, 288 pages, [16] pages of plates
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9780306818479
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles
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  • (Sirsi) 27608864
  • (Sirsi) 27608864
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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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27608864
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition
Extent
ix, 288 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780306818479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 27608864
  • (Sirsi) 27608864

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