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South Africa: History in an Hour

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History for busy people. Read a concise history of South Africa in just one hour.

South Africa is a nation that has been ravaged by oppression and racial inequality. After years of concentrated violence and apartheid, Nelson Mandela led the country to unite ‘for the freedom of us all’ as the country’s first black President.

SOUTH AFRICA: HISTORY IN AN HOUR gives a lively acc
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Kindle Edition, 72 pages
Published April 5th 2012 by HarperPress
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Omar
Aug 10, 2016 Omar rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2013, 9-history
This is a nice overview of the history of South Africa, the constant conflicts between cultures and the role played by main figures such as Verwoerd, Foster and Botha in keeping the apartheid; and Mandela, Sisulu, Tambo and de Klerk in fighting against it. Although not much is said about the actions of the Truth and Reconciliation commission headed by Nobel Prize winner archbishop Tutu, this short book is a valuable way to learn more about the history of the "rainbow nation" towards freedom and ...more
Lukas Lovas
Aug 07, 2014 Lukas Lovas rated it really liked it
As is often the case with these books, they provide only the skeletons of information on any given subject. However, as is also the case with these books, the information is well written, easy to understand and gives a good basic idea, if you didn't know much about the topic before. Worth reading for me, since I had little to no knowledge of south african history.
marc
Jan 06, 2016 marc rated it it was amazing
Great read

Great insight into south Africa's history. History in an hour is a great collection for anyone wanting an overview of history. Would highly recommend.
bethan
May 23, 2016 bethan rated it really liked it
A comprehensive read!

A great comprehensive summary of south Africa in the twentieth century. Good for those who haven't studied the area before
Keshnee
Apr 21, 2014 Keshnee rated it really liked it
Shelves: history
If only history in school was as simplified as these history-in-an-hour books make it out to be, maybe then I would have enjoyed history a bit more than I did.
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Perfect potted history.
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