A rainbow in the night : the tumultuous birth of South Africa
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Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2009.
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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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Book
Edition:
First Da Capo Press edition.
Physical Desc:
ix, 288 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
0306818477, 9780306818479

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General Note
"Originally published in French as Un arc-en-ciel dans la nuit by Editions Robert Laffont"--Title page verso.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Lapierre, D., Spink, K., & Moro, J. (2009). A rainbow in the night: the tumultuous birth of South Africa. First Da Capo Press edition. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Lapierre, Dominique, Kathryn. Spink and Javier Moro. 2009. A Rainbow in the Night: The Tumultuous Birth of South Africa. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press.

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Lapierre, Dominique, Kathryn. Spink and Javier Moro, A Rainbow in the Night: The Tumultuous Birth of South Africa. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2009.

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Lapierre, Dominique., Kathryn Spink, and Javier Moro. A Rainbow in the Night: The Tumultuous Birth of South Africa. First Da Capo Press edition. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2009. Print.

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