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Taste of Bitter Almonds : Perdition and Promise in South Africa (Paperback) (Michael Schmidt)

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1994 symbolised the triumphal defeat of almost three and a half centuries of racial separation since the Dutch East India Company planted a bitter almond hedge to keep indigenous people out of their’ Cape outpost in 1659. But for the majority of people in the world’s most unequal society, the taste of bitter almonds linger as their exclusion from a dignified life remain the rule. In the year of South Africa’s troubled coming-of-age, veteran investigative journalist Michael Schmidt brings to bear 21 years of his scribbled field notes to weave a tapestry of the view from below: here in the demi-monde of our transition from autocracy to democracy, in the half-light glow of the rusted rainbow, you will meet neo-Nazis and the newly dispossessed, Boers and Bushmen, black illegal coal miners and a bank robber, witches and wastrels, love children and land claimants. With their feet in the mud, the Born Free youth have their eyes on the stars.
Number of Pages: 278
Genre: Social Science, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Sociology / Urban, Civics + Citizenship
Series Title: Best Red
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Paul & Co Pub Consortium
Author: Michael Schmidt
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2016
TCIN: 51213995
UPC: 9781928246060
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-8577
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