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South Africa: Diary Of Troubled Times
South Africa: Diary Of Troubled Times
By Nomavenda Mathiane
Freedom House, 1989, 208 pp

A South African journalist gives her own forthright and often courageously iconoclastic view of life in South Africa's black townships. Taken together, Mathiane's stories of herself and her neighbors (most of them previously published in the South African journal Frontline) movingly portray the perplexity and pain of parents caught between the evils of a system that distorts their children's lives and the fighting response of those children.