Readings from George Drake's and Ron Charles' course
"Fractured South Africa"
A VARIETY OF BOOKS ON SOUTH AFRICA -annotated by George Drake
- THE COVENANT: James A. Michener. One of Michener’s best historical novels. His books always are well researched.
- A HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA: Leonard Thompson. Thompson is a Yale historian, writing for an American audience. This is the best of the general histories in my opinion.
- MY TRAITOR’S HEART: Rian Malan. In some respects the best book I have ever used in a course. Malan is a relative of the first Apartheid Prime Minister of South Africa, D.F. Malan. Rian Malan is a journalist whose “treason” is his exposure of the insanity of Apartheid.
- KAFFIR BOY: Mark Mathabane. The riveting narrative of a young African growing up under Apartheid.
- I WRITE WHAT I LIKE: Steve Biko. This is an anthology of the writings of the brilliant young leader and martyr of the South African Black Consciousness movement.
- BIKO: Donald Woods. A Biko biography by the journalist who was the subject of the acclaimed Richard Attenborough movie, CRY FREEDOM
- TO MY CHILDREN’S CHILDREN: Sindiwe Magona. The story of an African woman under Apartheid.