The Mirror at Midnight: A South African Journey

Title

The Mirror at Midnight: A South African Journey

Authors

Adam Hochschild

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Book

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History lies heavily on South Africa, and Adam Hochschild brings to bear a lifetime's familiarity with the country in an eye-opening work that blends history and reportage. Hochschild looks at the tensions of modern South Africa through a dramatic prism: the pivotal nineteenth-century Battle of Blood River -- which determined whether the Boers or the Zulus would control that part of the world -- and its contentious commemoration by rival groups 150 years later. This incisive book offers an unusual window onto a society that remains divided. In his epilogue, Hochschild extends his view to the astonishing political changes that have occurred in the country in recent years -- and the changes yet to be made.

Publication Date

1990

Publisher

Viking

City

New York

State

NY

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | History | Nonfiction

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