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The Blacks of Cape Town C.A. Davids

The Blacks of Cape Town

C.A. Davids

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ISBN : 9781920590383
Paperback
240 pages
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“The country was not split into villains and heroes. Sometimes ordinary people, good people, made mistakes. This great struggle of ours – my God, what a legacy it has left us: we must not see anyone but the victor. No, we have painted over the pastMore“The country was not split into villains and heroes. Sometimes ordinary people, good people, made mistakes. This great struggle of ours – my God, what a legacy it has left us: we must not see anyone but the victor. No, we have painted over the past as it was, and replaced it with something which is pleasing to the eye. A one dimensional story!”Historian, Zara Black, is far from home, trying to come to terms with her family’s past. The unearthing begins with Isaiah Black, the grandfather who concealed his race to escape the harsh realities of the diamond mines before abandoning his mother and ultimately changing his name to Isaiah Black. A name that is not without irony for a man who was classified as mixed passed as white and sired a line of coloured descendants.