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Rainbow in the Night

The Tumultuous Birth of South Africa



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A Rainbow in the Night: The Tumultuous Birth of South Africa by Dominique Lapierre
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In 1652 a small group of Dutch farmers landed on the southernmost tip of Africa. Sent by the powerful Dutch India Company, their mission was simply to grow vegetables and supply ships rounding the cape. The colonists, however, were convinced by their strict Calvinist faith that they were among Gods Elect, chosen to rule over the continent. Their sagabloody, ferocious, and ferventwould culminate three centuries later in one of the greatest tragedies of history: the establishment of a racist regime in which a white minority would subjugate and victimize millions of blacks. Called apartheid, it was a poisonous system that would only end with the liberation from prison of one of the moral giants of our time, Nelson Mandela. A Rainbow in the Night is Dominique Lapierres epic account of South Africas tragic history and the heroic men and womenfamous and obscure, white and black, European and Africanwho have, with their blood and tears, brought to life the country that is today known as the Rainbow Nation.

Author Biography

Dominique Lapierre is the author of numerous bestsellers, incluing Five Past Midnight in Bhopal and The City of Joy, which was made into a successful film starring Patrick Swayze. His other books include O Jerusalem, Freedom at Midnight and Is Paris Burning. He lives in Paris.
Release date Australia
October 27th, 2009
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations, maps
Da Capo Press Inc
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