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Ad and Wal: Values, duty, sacrifice in apartheid South Africa
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on 1 March 2014
Peter Hain's tribute to his parents' values, Ad & Wal, is a page turner giving insight into the apartheid regime in South Africa through the lives of a decent white family who could not understand or support the cruel and unjust behaviour towards their fellow man merely on the basis of the colour of his skin. It is a tale of people quietly and firmly doing the right and humane thing selflessly; a valuable insight and an easy read.Ad and Wal: Values, duty, sacrifice in apartheid South Africa
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on 19 March 2014
This is an inspirational read. While it is a very personal story of two incredible people and their family it is also an insight into the injustices that happened in South Africa to the indigenous population. It reminds the reader that people who fought for the end of apartheid made huge sacrifices. The Hains made a great sacrifice by leaving the country of their birth, their parents, their extended family and the friends of many years. They held firm to their principles and paid dearly for it. The support they gave others in the struggle for freedom was incredible.
Their exile in England and their ability to settle into a new country without complaining and trying to make the best of their adopted land was very moving.
I felt very privileged to be able to read this. It was obvious that Peter Hain respected and loved his parents very much. The depth of affection shines through every page.
I recommend this book to anyone who wishes to be inspired, challenged and informed by a very moving and awesome story of two amazing people.
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on 12 April 2014
A brilliant account of the effect of apartheid on caring white inhabitants. Very moving and a book to which I shall deturn often in the future.
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on 25 July 2014
It is a great book on the history and brutality of apartheid in South Africa, but I found it too traumatic for bed time reading.
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on 5 May 2014
very good book
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