Crossing the Line: A Year in the Land of Apartheid

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William Finnegan's compelling account of a year spent teaching in a colored high school, "across the line," in Cape Town, South Africa brings the irrationality and injustice of apartheid into focus for the American reader. A new preface, written after the author's observation of the historic 1994 elections evaluates the progress made—and not made—toward dismantling the apartheid system.

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'How does it happen that the main combatants in the struggle against the South African race state are children? In 'Crossing the Line' we have a powerful and responsible testimony illuminating that question and the others that flow from it. This may be the best book to give to an American trying for the first time to understand the agony of South Africa.' NORMAN RUSH, NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

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