Saturday, April 28, 2007

Bookshelf Series - When She Was White by Judith Stone

What I'm reading now. I'm about through a quarter of it thus far. Not as difficult and traumatic a read as I expected, but heavyhearted . A book like this compells you to try to imagine the sort of lives some people have lived through and in eras of unfathomable sentiments. This book is about the lonely world of a South African girl that was biologically born to white apartheid-supporting Afrikaans parents, but who's skin was significantly darker than those of her white parents and siblings. It tells of the trauma she suffered throughout her life as a result where she was bounced back and forth, being classified and re-classified as "colored" vs. white, etc. Some tough shtuff I tell you.
I'll post a proper review when I'm almost through. But so far I recommend. Get a copy and let's have a banter about it.

3 comments:

The Pseudo-Independent said...

Greetings!
This is only to reserve a seat here and I will be back to comment properly after exploring this excellent blog.
Ill be back. However, just in case I am taking too long, please give me a shout.
See you shortly.

Saymama said...

Thanks for stopping by. I'm actually a regular on your blog too. Your views on women I find interesting for a Nigerian man. Breath of fresh air? :-)
I'm way overdue for an update, so stop by again soon.
BTW, what happened to your other picture-tag?!

The Pseudo-Independent said...

hi,
just wondering which picture tag exactly? I have had a change of heart. Was bent on leaving blogsville but going by the general consensus I now wouldn't although will be heading to Nigeria in a week

btw: views on Nigerian women - i think its about time, don't you? I love your blog, please update.