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Song Remembers When? (Paperback, Illustrated Ed)

Hilary Claire

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In 1964, in a daring night-time escape, the author and her husband fled Johannesburg and slipped across the border under the eyes of the security police. Part of a shadowy group, the ARM, their acts of sabotage had enraged the apartheid regime - not least because they were young whites, 'rats' betraying their own kind. Hilary was not a typical freedom fighter. From a middle-class Jewish family, she'd attended the best private schools in the country, could speak three languages and play the piano. How had she ended up on the run, hunted by Special Branch? What drove the transformation from model schoolgirl to saboteur? This process had its seeds generations before, with the expulsion of Hilary's ancestors from the shtetls of Europe by the grim forces of anti-Semitism and war. This unique memoir traces the roots of a young woman's rebellion back through the bloodline - in the memorable tales of parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, each generation forced into flight and exile by the political forces of the day. Telling their stories, Claire deftly traces the relationships between history, Jewish identity and the contemporary struggle for human rights.


Imprint: Double Storey
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: 2006
Authors: Hilary Claire
Dimensions: 210 x 136 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
Edition: Illustrated Ed
ISBN-13: 978-1-77013-041-8
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Biography > General
LSN: 1-77013-041-1
Barcode: 9781770130418

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