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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"Young Americans could find no better introduction to South Africa than this captivating memoir: the education of William Finnegan, a highly articulate and thoughtful California surfer who taught for a year at a Coloured high school outside Cape Town and hitchhiked around the country. Remarkably, there also emerges an account of the 1980 school boycotts and the complexities of black thinking about resistance that makes the book an original work of value to the academic specialist."--"Foreign Affairs

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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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