White Dog Fell From the Sky

White Dog Fell From the Sky

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A portrait of 1970s Botswana is told through the intertwined stories of three people, including a medical student who is forced to flee apartheid South Africa after witnessing a murder and an American Ph. D. student who abandons her studies to follow her husband to Africa.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2013
ISBN: 9780670026401
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 354 pages ; 24 cm


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From local author Eleanor Morse.

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Sep 27, 2017

Morse’s writing is as beautiful as the story is abrasive. We follow the story of Isaac Muthethe who escapes apartheid South Africa to Botswana in the mid-1970s, and an intersecting story of ex-pat American Alice. There is an authentic sense of the place and times, revealing the immoral politics of S. Africa juxtaposed to Botswana which was ruled by a black African married to a white Brit. Morse writes with insight into the land, its people, culture and politics.
A favourite quote: "... in everyone there sleeps a life unlived, as it might be lived if one were loved." (p.104)


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