Msimangu's Words

Msimangu's Words

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My name is Sam. I got your address from an international penpal service in an Atomic Frogman comic book. I am writing you from Ayden, North Carolina. What is it like to live in South Africa? I see these pictures of people starving with paint marks on their face and no clothes on in National Geographic magazine...Having a penpal is almost more fun than having a friend you can see every day. When one of you lives on a farm in the USA and the other lives in the suburbs of Johannesburg, there's a lot to learn about each other - and it's so much easier to say what you really feel in a letter. But Sam is black and Chris is white and when South Africa erupts in the violence of '76, they are forced to confront their own deepest racial feelings. Together they must try to learn from the words of Msimangu, the old priest in Cry, the Beloved Country: "I have one great fear in my heart; that one day when they are turned to loving, they will find we are turned to hating."show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • Maskew Miller Longman (Pty) Ltd
  • Maskew Miller Longman Pty.Ltd ,South Africa
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • 0636016579
  • 9780636016576