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Honorary White By E.R. Braithwaite,

  • Title: Honorary White
  • Author: E.R. Braithwaite
  • ISBN: 9780070071186
  • Page: 131
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Acclaimed author E R Braithwaite To Sir, With Love chronicles the brutality, oppression, and courage he witnessed as a black man granted Honorary White status during a six week visit to apartheid South AfricaAs a black man living in a white dominated world, author E R Braithwaite was painfully aware of the multitude of injustices suffered by people of color and hAcclaimed author E R Braithwaite To Sir, With Love chronicles the brutality, oppression, and courage he witnessed as a black man granted Honorary White status during a six week visit to apartheid South AfricaAs a black man living in a white dominated world, author E R Braithwaite was painfully aware of the multitude of injustices suffered by people of color and he wrote powerfully and poignantly about racial discrimination in his acclaimed novels and nonfiction works So it came as a complete surprise when, in 1973, the longstanding ban on his books was lifted by the South African government, a ruling body of minority whites that brutally oppressed the black majority through apartheid laws Applying for a visa and secretly hoping to be refused he was granted the official status of Honorary White for the length of his stay As such, Braithwaite would be afforded some of the freedoms that South Africa s black population was denied, yet would nonetheless be considered inferior by the white establishment.With Honorary White, Braithwaite bears witness to a dark and troubling time, relating with grave honesty and power the shocking abuses, inequities, and horrors he observed and experienced firsthand during his six week stay in a criminal nation His book is a personal testament to the savagery of apartheid and to the courage of those who refused to be broken by it.
    Honorary White Acclaimed author E R Braithwaite To Sir With Love chronicles the brutality oppression and courage he witnessed as a black man granted Honorary White status during a six week visit to apartheid Sout

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    1. This is the most thorough portrait of apartheid South Africa that I ve seen Braithwaite contacted Blacks, Whites and Indians who seemed to be a cross section of society at the time He visited a number of different South African cities as well as Soweto and Transkei.I learned a bit about Guyana, Braithwaite s home country, when I researched Cheddi Jagan, who was mentioned in this book I also became interested in his wife, Janet Jagan I expect that this is going to be the best non fiction book I r [...]

    2. Love the work of ER Braithwaite Very candid perception of Apartheid South Africa Just goes on to show the frailty of man to end up coming with the most ludicrous concept of separation by virtue of the color of the skin How stupid can we get

    3. Such a unique book Read it because this author who s books I work with at Open Road just passed away It s the nuanced, bonkers tale of how the black author of To Sir, With Love was allowed to travel to apartheid South Africa after his books we un banned Really worth a read especially in today s political atmosphere.

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