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A Rainbow in the Night: The Tumultous Birth of South Africa Hardcover – 2009

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press; 1st edition (2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0306818477
  • ISBN-13: 978-0306818479
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 16.1 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 325,819 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Publishing in English for the first time, an eminently readable account of the human story of modern Africa, by the author of The City of Joy. The 100th anniversary of the country's union is celebrated in 2010 and it is hosting the World Cup of course."
--The Bookseller, December 2009

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Dominique Lapierre is the author of numerous bestsellers, incluing Five Past Midnight in Bhopal and The City of Joy, which was made into a successful film starring Patrick Swayze. His other books include O Jerusalem, Freedom at Midnight and Is Paris Burning. He lives in Paris.

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This book is among the best I have ever read. An extremely interesting insight into the interminable struggle for freedom in South Africa. I couldn't believe the extremes that white people were (and probably still are) prepared to go in order to assert their "superiority". An excellent fast moving and riveting read, difficult to put down.
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By F. Vignon on 19 Aug. 2010
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I knew very little about the history of South Africa, but this book gave me an insight into the evolution of this country in a clear and concise way. I now understand a lot more and feel all the richer for it. This book is ideal if you want a simple overview of the creation and history of this powerful African country.
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By La on 25 Feb. 2012
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We are going to live in South Africa soon and I wanted to read up on the history before going. The great thing about this book is that it does help you to understand why apartheid was introduced, it does give you the background to the feeling of supremacy and it also is a fantastic read. I want to know more now......
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A deep insight in the history of South Africa. Lapierre has the talent of making history easily readable and enjoyable. His reportage through names, dates and places is packed with action which will attract the attention of a wide range of readers.
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Excellent product. Great read at a great price. Cannot buy cheaper anywhere else.
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