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Crossing the Line: A Year in the Land of Apartheid

by William Finnegan

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William Finnegan's compelling account of a year spent teaching in a colored high school, "across the line," in Cape Town, South Africa brings the irrationality and injustice of apartheid into focus for the American reader. A new preface, written after the author's observation of the historic 1994 elections evaluates the progress made--and not made--toward dismantling the apartheid system.… (more)

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An excellent book documenting not only the conditions in aparteid South Africa, but also Finnegan's inability to erase racism even on an individual level. ( )
  aulsmith | Jan 31, 2010 |
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William Finnegan's compelling account of a year spent teaching in a colored high school, "across the line," in Cape Town, South Africa brings the irrationality and injustice of apartheid into focus for the American reader. A new preface, written after the author's observation of the historic 1994 elections evaluates the progress made--and not made--toward dismantling the apartheid system.

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