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    DescriptionThis is the inside story of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement, told through the experiences of its unsung hero. The struggle in South Africa to destroy apartheid was one of the great moral crusades of the last century, and Mac Maharaj played a pivotal role in the liberation movement for nearly four decades. A South African of Indian descent, Maharaj suffered brutal tortures and twelve years of imprisonment on Robben Island with Nelson Mandela. It was Maharaj who smuggled out the manuscript of Mandela's autobiography, and he later served in his government. Based on extensive interviews with Maharaj over the last eleven years and hitherto unavailable documents, Padraig O'Malley's vividly rendered tale will enthrall anyone interested in a true story of heroism and the story of a people's struggle for freedom.


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    Title
    Shades of Difference
    Subtitle
    Mac Maharaj and the Struggle for South Africa
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Padraig O'Malley, Foreword by Nelson Mandela
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 672
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 514 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140232240
    ISBN 10: 0140232249
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HFMS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    LC classification: D
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SAFRIC
    BISAC V2.8: SOC031000, BIO010000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 79
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000, HIS047000
    B&T Approval Code: A15507040
    DC22: 968.05092
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    maps
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    28 August 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Padraig O'Malley is a scholar, author and mediator.
    Review quote
    "["Shades of Difference"] is exactly what O'Malley set out to achieve: 'a portrait of Mac and of South Africa.' It is a striking success." -"The New York Times Book Review" "[O'Malley] is knowledgeable and sure-footed as he recounts this story . . . making a complex narrative on the whole quite clear." -"San Francisco Chronicle" "A groundbreaking biography of a central figure in the fight to end South African apartheid." -"Publishers Weekly" "Brilliantly written." -"Library Journal" (starred review)