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An Immoral Proposal: Forbidden Love Under Apartheid

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  8 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Picture this. She's from a lower socio economic family, left school at sixteen, works as clerk in a factory. He's from an affluent background, private school education, university degree, member of exclusive social clubs, home in the leafy suburbs. What's the likelihood of their having a relationship: Intimacy? - Probably not. Physical? - For sure. But would it last? Not a ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 7th 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Mary Hosmar
Nov 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
You are not ‘white’; you not black’. Where do you belong?
Your parents leave you for your grandparents to raise. Where do you belong?
Your culture bans you from certain jobs and forces you to live in ‘ghettoes’ not of your choosing. Where do you belong?
This was an overriding question for Jennifer Graham under the brutal Apartheid laws of South Africa where improper contact with a class other than your own could land you in jail—or worse.
And then, you fall in love. Where do you belong?
Jennifer Grah
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Mary Kane
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Insightful memoir that clarifies the racial situation in South Africa. Well written and engaging.
Lynne
Oct 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is Jennifer's story... a beautifully written memoir of her growing up years under the oppressive policies of apartheid in South Africa. An interesting read .. I always like happy endings. ...more
Christoph Fischer
Jan 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"An Immoral Proposal: Forbidden Love Under Apartheid" by Jennifer B. Graham is an amazing memoir about a 'Coloured' woman in South Africa during Apartheid. Showing what her life was like and that of other 'Coloureds' compared to those of the Blacks and the Whites, Graham brings not only a new or under-representated perspective, she also opens up honestly about her individual cicrumstances. A heart-felt love story, a gripping memoir and much valued insights for this reader. I liked the way Graham ...more
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Haven't finished it, but...um, interesting. She's an aborigine, he's a white man. Got married even though the laws were opposed to "races" mixing. Not well-written though. ...more
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