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Start by marking Inside Apartheid One Woman's Struggle in South Africa as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. In Inside Apartheid, South African-born Janet Levine recounts the horrors of and the ongoing struggles against the minority white government's brutal system of repression from the rare perspective of a white woman who worked wit "Only a few people in the world can tell this particular story. Janet Levine has done so with candor and courage. from the Foreword by Carolyn Forche more.

Janet Levine was born in South Africa in December, 1945. From her youth her white liberal activism made her part of a distinct and isolated minority. Her anti-apartheid positions were public and forceful, but she and her family left South Africa in '84 when she came to the conclusion that white liberalism was impotent in the face of entrenched racism. When writing this book in '88, she believed that white rule would soon be replaced by violent black nationalist domination. She recalled the words of a black trade unionist who said of the white government: "It is a dog that knows.

In Inside Apartheid, South African-born Janet Levine recounts the horrors and struggles she faced against the minority white government’s brutal system of repression from a rare perspective-that of a white woman who worked within the system even as she fought to transform it. With candor and courage, Levine skillfully interweaves her personal story of a privileged white In Inside Apartheid, South African-born Janet Levine recounts the horrors and struggles she faced against the minority white government’s brutal system of repression from a rare perspective-that of a white woman who worked with.

In Inside Apartheid, South African-born Janet Levine recounts the horrors and struggles she faced against the minority white government’s brutal system of repression from a rare perspective-that of a white woman who worked within the system even as . .

Inside Apartheid: One Woman’s Struggle in South Africa

Inside Apartheid: One Woman’s Struggle in South Africa.

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She wishes the US would not disengage from South Africa but would invest more and force change from within. Otherwise, she fears, an ""increasingly militaristic white oligarchy"" will be replaced ""after a long and bitter struggle"" by a ""militaristic black oligarchy. Levine, who now lives in Massachusetts with her American husband, developed a social conscience early. Unlike many of her schoolmates, she was appalled when a young black man was shot in the family backyard for ""illegally"" visiting his mother, the family's housekeeper.

Inside Apartheid, with such honest witness-bearing, may be her most important act of all. About this book.

Full feature on the History of Women’s struggle in South Africa will give a broader view of the role played by women in the . It is often overlooked that women played a very important role in the struggle against apartheid.

Full feature on the History of Women’s struggle in South Africa will give a broader view of the role played by women in the struggle for freedom. Today when we think of the leaders of the struggle we tend to think about Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Oliver Tambo, Albert Luthuli and other prominent men. It is not often that people remember to look at not only the wives of some of these men, but also other women who got deeply involved in fighting apartheid.

The South-African-born author recounts the horror and brutality of apartheid within her country, examines her attempts as a student activist, a journalist, and as a member of the Johannesburg City Council to fight it, and relates her eventual self-imposed exile
Inside Apartheid: One Woman's Struggle in South Africa ebook
Author:
Janet Levine
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Contemporary Books; First Edition edition (November 1, 1988)
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