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The Resource When she was white : the true story of a family divided by race, Judith Stone

When she was white : the true story of a family divided by race, Judith Stone

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When she was white : the true story of a family divided by race
Title
When she was white
Title remainder
the true story of a family divided by race
Statement of responsibility
Judith Stone
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the worst years of official racism in South Africa, the story of one young girl came to symbolize the injustice, corruption, and arbitrary nature of apartheid. Born in 1955 to a pro-apartheid white couple, Sandra Laing was officially registered and raised as a white child. But at a school for whites, she was mercilessly persecuted because of her dark skin and frizzy hair. Her parents attributed her appearance to an interracial union far back in family history. Their neighbors, however, thought Mrs. Laing had committed adultery with a black man. The family was shunned. When Sandra was ten, she was reclassified as "coloured." As a teenager, she eloped with a black man, her parents disowned her, and having known only the privileged world of the whites, she chose to begin again in a poor, all-black township, where life was a desperate struggle against a legal system designed to enslave.--From publisher description
Summary
Relates the story of Sandra Laing, a black woman born to white parents at the height of apartheid in South Africa, describing how she was reclassified as "coloured" and her subsequent struggle against South Africa's racial laws
Biography type
individual biography
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208958
Cataloging source
DLC
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1950-
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Stone, Judith
Dewey number
  • 305.48/80596068092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT1768.C65
LC item number
S76 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Laing, Sandra
  • Laing, Sandra
  • Colored people (South Africa)
  • Women
  • South Africa
  • Colored people (South Africa)
  • Apartheid
  • Racism
  • South Africa
Target audience
adult
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the true story of a family divided by race
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When she was white : the true story of a family divided by race, Judith Stone
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-297)
Control code
ocm77831211
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 324 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780786868988
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007061188
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)77831211
Label
When she was white : the true story of a family divided by race, Judith Stone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-297)
Control code
ocm77831211
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 324 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780786868988
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007061188
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)77831211

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