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A Rainbow in the Night
Lapierre, Dominique

In 1652 a small group of Dutch farmers landed on the southernmost tip of Africa. Sent by the powerful Dutch India Company, their mission was simply to grow vegetables and supply ships rounding the cape. The colonists, however, were convinced by their strict Calvinist faith that they were among God’s “Elect,” chosen to rule over the continent. Their saga—bloody, ferocious, and fervent—would culminate three centuries later in one of the greatest tragedies of history: the establishment of a racist regime in which a white minority would subjugate and victimize millions of blacks. Called apartheid, it was a poisonous system that would only end with the liberation from prison of one of the moral giants of our time, Nelson Mandela.

A Rainbow in the Night is Dominique Lapierre’s epic account of South Africa’s tragic history and the heroic men and women—famous and obscure, white and black, European and African—who have, with their blood and tears, brought to life the country that is today known as the Rainbow Nation.

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Lapierre, Dominique - A Rainbow in the Night - Language: English, Novel - Format: ePub
In 1652 a small group of Dutch farmers landed on the southernmost tip of Africa. Sent by the powerful Dutch India Company, their mission was simply to grow vegetables and supply ships rounding the cape. The colonists, however, (More) were convinced by their strict Calvinist faith that they were among God's “Elect,” chosen to rule over the continent. Their saga—bloody, ferocious, and fervent—would culminate three centuries later in one of the greatest tragedies of history: the establishment of a racist regime in which a white minority would subjugate and victimize millions of blacks. Called apartheid, it was a poisonous system that would only end with the liberation from prison of one of the moral giants of our time, Nelson Mandela. A Rainbow in the Night is Dominique Lapierre's epic account of South Africa's tragic history and the heroic men and women—famous and obscure, white and black, European and African—who have, with their blood and tears, brought to life the country that is today known as the Rainbow Nation.
Lapierre, Dominique - Un arco iris en la noche - Language: Spanish, Novel - Format: ePub
Dominique Lapierre es famoso por sus libros de lo que, podríamos llamar, novelas reportaje. Efectivamente con un estilo ágil y periodístico va introduciendo al lector en la historia epopéyica de Sudáfrica. En 1652 un barco (More) holandés desembarca en el extremo meridional de África con el objetivo de cultivar ensaladas para la tripulación de la poderosa Compañía de las Indias Occidentales de Ámsterdam, diezmada por el escorbuto. Aunque esta aventura agrícola empieza sin sombra de ambición colonial, pronto estos hombres quedan atrapados en el corazón de un continente de contrastes, lleno de oro, bestias salvajes, diamantes y moscas tsé-tsé. Una aventura apasionante que desembocó en el nacimiento de una nación.