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

Author: Judith Stone
Publisher: New York : Miramax Books/Hyperion, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Database: WorldCat
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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  Read more...
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Title: When she was white : the true story of a family divided by race /
Database Name: WorldCat
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Stone
ISBN: 0786868988; 9780786868988; 9781401309374; 1401309372
Notes: Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-297).

Luther College notes:
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.
Description: x, 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Judith Stone.
Genre/Form: Biography.
Case studies.
Biographies.
Additional Physical Format: Online version: Stone, Judith, 1950- When she was white. New York : Miramax Books/Hyperion, ©2007 (OCoLC)608387730
Year: ©2007.
Publisher: New York : Miramax Books/Hyperion,
Standard Numbers: LCCN: 2007061188
Class Descriptors: LC Class No.: DT1768.C65; Dewey No.: 305.48/80596068092 B
OCLC No.: 77831211
Local System Bib Number:
.b21856904

Abstract:

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.
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