Time: September 11, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: The Big Green Bookshop
Street: Brampton Park Road
City/Town: Wood Green, London, N22 6BG
Website or Map: http://www.biggreenbookshop.c…
Event Tag: book, launch, the, big, green, bookshop, anna, meryt, memoir, true, story
Posted By: Sapphireblue
Latest Activity: Sep 10, 2015
A Book Launch - memoir at the BGB - there'll be music (fantastic blues guitarist) and wine and readings from the book ...
This is a true story of a journey, a journey to a new life in Cape Town, South Africa in 1975.
A young woman, with her husband and baby travelled to South Africa in 1975 at a time when apartheid was at its height.
The government of the time was clamping down, enforcing rigid censorship and the separation of people.
This is a story of a young family living in those times in South Africa. The effects of apartheid crept up on them until two tragedies drove them to realise that continuing to live there had become untenable.
Excerpt from the book: ‘Waiting at the reception desk to check in, I saw the toilet signs for the first time, in both Afrikaans and English – Blanke Dames (White Ladies), Nie Blanke Vrou (Non-White Females) … the first time I had to go, I stood outside, hesitating, feeling that by choosing one I was accepting their distinction.
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