In This Review

A Dry White Season
A Dry White Season
By André Brink
Morrow, 1980, 316 pp

This novel about the ultimately fatal revolt of an Afrikaner teacher against the South African system is banned in South Africa by government order; it is in fact an extremely powerful indictment of the coercive apartheid apparatus as it is suddenly experienced by the apolitical and uncomprehending protagonist. Beyond its moving representation of the progressive isolation of an individual from his social milieu, the book depicts black-white relations in urban South Africa with impressive accuracy.