South from the Limpopo

Dervla Murphy

– Travels Through South Africa –

“When Dervla Murphy first pedalled across the Limpopo she fancied that she ‘understood’ South AFrikca’s problems because for more than forty years she had – from a distance – taken a particular interest in them. Twelve hours later, that illusion was shattered. South from the Limpopo reflects her moods of confusion and elation, hope and disappointment as she tries to come to terms with a country even more complex and fractured – but also more flexible – than she had expected.

Her journey of over 6.000 miles took her through all nine provinces of the new South Africa. From remote impoverished ex-‘homeland’ villages, to the luxurious homes of rich whites, the scruffy homes of poor whites and in the black township of Khayelitsha, Dervla experienced the contrasting social conditions of South Africa’s people.

Dervla Murphy bicycled alone through this extraordinary and haunting nation during a period of great uncertainty and tumultuous change (before, during and after the elections) With her remarkable ability to mix and share with people of all colours, creeds and political persuasions, she provides a unique perspective on South Africa with its apparently insoluble problems and desperate inequalities – a country she truly came to love.”

Lees het interview met fietslegende Dervla Murphy in The Guardian


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ISBN

9780006551058

Uitgever

Flamingo

Uitgave

1998

Oorspronkelijk

1997

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Artikelnummer: 7095 Categorieën: ,
Talen Engels
Landen Zuid-Afrika

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