Hum If You Don't Know The Words

Author: 
Bianca Marais
Set against the backdrop of Apartheid South Africa, Bianca Marais' Hum If  You Don’t Know The Words is a story of love and friendship between an orphaned
white girl and the grieving black woman who becomes her caretaker. After young Robin has lost her parents to an act of violence, she comes to live with her loving but irresponsible aunt. Meanwhile, village dweller Beauty Mbali arrives in Johannesburg to search for her daughter, a student  who has gone missing in the chaos of the Soweto Uprising of 1976.  A sympathetic friend finds Beauty a position as Robin’s nanny, and the two must grow to trust one another under very frightening circumstances.
 
This story is both moving and suspenseful.  While the action occurs over forty years ago, the themes of racism and redemption are more relevant now than ever.
 
 
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6.012 Patron-Generated Content

04/27/2011
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