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Remittance Man

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Bertie King, a young South African, makes the terrible discovery the rest of his family considers him to be too dark-skinned to continue living with them. The National Party, with its policy of strict racial segregation, has recently taken power and the family feels his presence amongst them is a threat to the continuation of their privileged status and lifestyle. He ...more
Paperback, 222 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by University of Kwazulu Natal Press
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Yumiko Hansen
May 20, 2015 Yumiko Hansen rated it it was amazing
This is a story of Bertie King, a young South African, makes the terrible discovery the rest of his family considers him to be too dark-skinned to continue living with them.
The National Party, with its policy of strict racial segregation, has recently taken power and the family feels his presence amongst them is a threat to the continuation of their privileged status and lifestyle.
He leaves home and finds himself plunged into a new and strange environment, where his eyes are opened to a struggle
...more
Daneehubbs
Aug 17, 2009 Daneehubbs rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book about South Africa in the apartheid years. It's the story of a young boy isolated from his own family because he's "too dark" and that's unsafe for them.
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