Saturday, August 12, 2017

Ten top books on South Africa

At Signature Keith Rice tagged ten of the best books on South Africa, including:
Hum If You Don't Know the Words by Bianca Marais

Set in Johannesburg in the 1970’s, Hum If You Don’t Know the Words is a searing chronicle of one of the most tumultuous and violent periods of the apartheid era. Played out against the backdrop of the Soweto Uprising, a series of protests that were met with a brutal and deadly response by South African authorities, Hum tells the story of a young white girl named Robin and a Xhosa woman named Beauty bound together by tragedy and desperation.
Read about another book on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Hum If You Don’t Know the Words.

--Marshal Zeringue