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Coloured Diaries: Experiences of an Eastern Cape "Mixed-Breed"

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Brenda Wardle, the author, takes the reader on a whirlwind of hilarity and tears as she retraces the journey of her upbringing in a Coloured township during the era of apartheid in South Africa. The diverse heritage sets the scene for a compelling read. In the Coloured Diaries, the author, a brilliant scholar and social logistician courses through the very unsettling and unnerving issues of racism parading as ramifications of mixed race, ethnicity and the superiority of one human being over the other. This social and moral disease symptomized by racial prejudice, bias and bigotry, is professionally delivered by an expert of distinction in the medical science of Midwifery with the flourish of satire! But true to the remonstrations, reprimand and counsel of her late mother, the matter remains as censurable in the family as it is inexcusable in broader society and its stratified classes. Those who thought they knew it all...had heard it all before; still sit up with fidgety disquiet and discomfort. Those who should have mitigated this social malady have since been usurped and desensitised by today's imperative, similar to Apartheid's dictate, to fit the socio-economic model of the day. MaWardle is here…..

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Book Condition No
SKU 9780620616492
Author Wardle, Brenda
Dimensions 202mm x 126mm
Format Softcover
Pages 163
Genre SA History
Language English
Publisher Wardle College of Law
Published 2017