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Power Lines: Two Years on South Africa's Borders

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A land of tension and segregation, relatively unchanged since Nelson Mandela’s release from prison nearly a decade ago, South Africa is a country fraught with deep racial divides. While white citizens enjoy lifestyles similar to Westerners, black citizens inhabit a world of poverty and deprivation. Despite Mandela’s regime-shattering election as President, there has been little improvement in the ability of the two sides to communicate, limited both by race and language.

In Power Lines, Jason Carter, grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, offers a portrait of South Africa that few outsiders see. During his Peace Corps training, Carter learned Zulu and Siswati, and these tools helped to break down racial barriers. Befriended by blacks delighted to find a white person who spoke their tongue, Carter was embraced by the community, participating in rituals and everyday life. Carter’s moving accounts of his experiences reveal a willingness of people to reach out to each other—even in a society as divided as South Africa.

Compassionate and astute, Carter brilliantly depicts the strength and humanity of South Africans and their challenge to forge a vital bond.

Synopsis:

An account of life in contemporary South Africa as presented by a Peace Corps volunteer and the grandson of Jimmy Carter offers a portrait of a country struggling to recover from deep racial divisions.

Synopsis:

At once clear-eyed and compassionate, this incisive account of life in contemporary South Africa by Peace Corps volunteer and first-time author Jason Carter opens a rare window on a world racked with turmoil yet full of hope. 8-page color photo insert.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792241010
Introduction:
Carter, Jimmy
Introduction:
Carter, Jimmy
Introduction by:
Carter, Jimmy
Introduction:
Carter, Jimmy
Author:
Carter, Jason
Author:
Carter, Jimmy
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Subject:
General
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
South Africa
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
South Africa - Social conditions - 1994-
Subject:
South Africa Description and travel.
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
Adventure Press
Publication Date:
June 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 FULL-COLOR PHOTOS, 1 MAP
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.00x6.34x.80 in. .91 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , An account of life in contemporary South Africa as presented by a Peace Corps volunteer and the grandson of Jimmy Carter offers a portrait of a country struggling to recover from deep racial divisions.
"Synopsis" by , At once clear-eyed and compassionate, this incisive account of life in contemporary South Africa by Peace Corps volunteer and first-time author Jason Carter opens a rare window on a world racked with turmoil yet full of hope. 8-page color photo insert.
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