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Shades Of Difference : Mac Maharaj and the Struggle for South Africa - Padraig O'Malley

Shades Of Difference

Mac Maharaj and the Struggle for South Africa

By: Padraig O'Malley, Nelson Mandela (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 1st April 2008
ISBN: 9780140232240
Number Of Pages: 672
For Ages: 18+ years old

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The inside story of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement, told through the experiences of its unsung hero written by Padraig O'Malley, the subject of the new acclaimed documentary The Peacemaker.

The struggle in South Africa to destroy apartheid was one of the great moral crusades of the last century, and Mac Maharaj played a pivotal role in the liberation movement for nearly four decades. A South African of Indian descent, Maharaj suffered brutal tortures and twelve years of imprisonment on Robben Island with Nelson Mandela. It was Maharaj who smuggled out the manuscript of Mandela's autobiography, and he later served in his government. Based on extensive interviews with Maharaj over the last eleven years and hitherto unavailable documents, Padraig O'Malley's vividly rendered tale will enthrall anyone interested in a true story of heroism and the story of a people's struggle for freedom.

Industry Reviews

"[Shades of Difference] is exactly what O'Malley set out to achieve: 'a portrait of Mac and of South Africa.' It is a striking success." -The New York Times Book Review "[O'Malley] is knowledgeable and sure-footed as he recounts this story . . . making a complex narrative on the whole quite clear." -San Francisco Chronicle

"A groundbreaking biography of a central figure in the fight to end South African apartheid." -Publishers Weekly

"Brilliantly written." -Library Journal (starred review)

Chronologyp. xiii
Forewordp. 1
Introductionp. 21
Childhood and Youthp. 39
Introductionp. 39
Macp. 47
Durban Daysp. 61
Introductionp. 61
Macp. 66
London Daysp. 76
Introductionp. 76
Macp. 80
Gdr Daysp. 87
Introductionp. 87
Macp. 89
Going Homep. 93
Introductionp. 93
Macp. 101
Detention and Torturep. 118
Introductionp. 118
Macp. 121
Little Rivoniap. 137
Introductionp. 137
Macp. 141
Robben Islandp. 147
Introductionp. 147
Macp. 158
Banned in Durbanp. 185
Introductionp. 185
Macp. 190
Lusaka and Londonp. 198
Introductionp. 198
Macp. 210
Vula: Getting Startedp. 239
Introductionp. 239
Macp. 247
Home Againp. 260
Introductionp. 260
Macp. 272
Vula: Conflict in Kwazulu-Natal (KZN)p. 292
Introductionp. 292
Macp. 296
Mandelap. 300
Introductionp. 300
Macp. 306
Out of South Africap. 314
Introductionp. 314
Macp. 328
Transitionsp. 337
Introductionp. 337
Macp. 346
Vula Unravelsp. 365
Introductionp. 365
Macp. 367
Vula on Trialp. 381
Introductionp. 381
Macp. 385
Into the New South Africap. 390
Introductionp. 390
Macp. 397
Back in the Coldp. 414
Introductionp. 414
Macp. 439
Family: Struggle and Damagep. 458
Introductionp. 458
Macp. 467
Hush! Apartheid Thoughts of a Different Kindp. 469
Postscriptp. 493
Acknowledgmentsp. 496
Appendixp. 501
The Web Sitep. 529
Acronyms: Parties and Organizationsp. 531
A Note on Biographiesp. 533
A Note on Intervieweesp. 535
A Note on Mac Maharaj Interviewsp. 537
Notesp. 541
Bibliographyp. 615
Indexp. 631
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ISBN: 9780140232240
ISBN-10: 0140232249
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 672
Published: 1st April 2008
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.51

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