Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Gillian Slovo grew up in a household fraught with secrets. The daughter of South African Communist Party head Joe Slovo and his wife, Ruth, Gillian was proud of her parents' clandestine struggle against apartheid. Yet she always felt profoundly excluded from their world -- an alienation that deepened when she was sent to London to live with her grandmother at age eleven. Her father, like his friend Nelson Mandela, had been sentenced to prison; her mother, a university professor, had served 180 days in solitary and then fled to Mozambique -- where, eighteen years later, she would be assassinated by a letter bomb.When Nelson Mandela came to power, Gillian returned to South Africa to reclaim her father and her country -- and to find her mother's murderer. Her father, the only white minister in Mandela's government, warned her not to delve too deeply. But Gillian persisted. What she discovered -- about her mother's killer and about her parents' private lives -- shocked and angered her, but ultimately gave her the strength to make peace with the past.Written with sureness and grace, Every Secret Thing is a triumph -- a memoir that brings to life the human cost of apartheid through a narrative that's as emotionally affecting as This Boy's Life and The Liars' Club. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: The daughter of South African Communist Party leader Joe Slovo tells how, when Nelson Mandela came to power, she returned to her homeland to reclaim her father and find her mother's murderer, only to discover the shocking truth about her parents' lives. 20,000 first printing.
Rezension: The author's parents, Ruth First and Joe Slovo, were South Africa's best-known white opponents of apartheid. First was assassinated in 1982; Slovo became housing minister in Nelson Mandela's multiracial government before dying of cancer. Reconstructing their lives--often in jail or in hiding--their daughter (born in 1952) writes with painful honesty of the war inside her between admiration for their convictions and desperate longing for the normalcy and security denied her as a child. There is no easy resolution here, but great love and sorrowful understanding.
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