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A rainbow in the night: the tumultuous birth of South Africa

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In 1652 a small group of Dutch farmers landed on the southernmost tip of Africa. Sent by the powerful Dutch India Company, their mission was simply to grow vegetables and supply ships rounding the cape. The colonists, however, were convinced by their strict Calvinist faith that they were among God's Elect, chosen to rule over the continent. Their saga—bloody, ferocious, and fervent—would culminate three centuries later in one of the greatest tragedies of history: the establishment of a racist regime in which a white minority would subjugate and victimize millions of blacks. Called apartheid, it was a poisonous system that would only end with the liberation from prison of one of the moral giants of our time, Nelson Mandela.A Rainbow in the Night is Dominique Lapierre's epic account of South Africa's tragic history and the heroic men and women—famous and obscure, white and black, European and African—who have, with their blood and tears, brought to life the country that is today known as the Rainbow Nation.
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In 1652, a small group of Dutch farmers landed on the southernmost tip of Africa. Sent by the powerful Dutch India Company, their mission was simply to grow vegetables and supply ships rounding the cape. The colonists, however, were convinced by their strict Calvinist faith that they were among God's "elect," chosen to rule over the continent. Their bloody, ferocious, and fervent saga would culminate three centuries later in one of the greatest tragedies of history: the establishment of a racist regime in which a white minority would subjugate and victimize millions of blacks—apartheid. This poisonous system would only end with the liberation of one of the moral giants of our time, Nelson Mandela.

An international bestseller that has been praised throughout Europe, A Rainbow in the Night is Dominique Lapierre's epic account of South Africa's tragic history and the heroic men and women—famous and obscure, white and black, European and African—who have, with their blood and tears, brought to life the country that is today known as the Rainbow Nation.

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subject_facet Apartheid -- South Africa, South Africa -- History, South Africa -- Race relations
table_of_contents Maps -- South Africa -- The great trek to conquer South Africa -- In search of a new promised land -- The prime minister's bulldozers -- Helen and Chris : two lights in the darkness -- "God bless Africa" -- Epilogue -- Appendixes -- What they became -- This was apartheid -- A brief chronology -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- All that is not given is lost.
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title A rainbow in the night : the tumultuous birth of South Africa
title_alt Arc-en-ciel dans la nuit.
title_display A rainbow in the night : the tumultuous birth of South Africa
title_full A Rainbow in the Night The Tumultuous Birth of South Africa, A rainbow in the night : the tumultuous birth of South Africa / Dominique Lapierre ; translated from French by Kathryn Spink ; with research assistance from Xavier Moro, A rainbow in the night [electronic resource] : the tumultuous birth of South Africa / Dominique Lapierre, A rainbow in the night [sound recording] : [the tumultuous birth of South Africa] / Dominique Lapierre
title_short A rainbow in the night :
title_sort rainbow in the night the tumultuous birth of south africa
title_sub the tumultuous birth of South Africa
topic History, Nonfiction
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translation English, French