Along That Coast is a melo-tragic talkfest about Nationalism and prejudice in South Africa. Laura Hunt, a young Canadian...

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ALONG THAT COAST

Along That Coast is a melo-tragic talkfest about Nationalism and prejudice in South Africa. Laura Hunt, a young Canadian educated at Cambridge, comes to Africa to forget a love affair by indulging her liberal views about the race problem. She thinks the race revolution back home is just treading water but that South African Negroes are ready for Big Politics. She's hardly off the boat when she sees a white man throw a Negro off a bridge so that she can pass freely. Then, while out painting on a boat, she falls overboard and is rescued by Denton Todd, a self-employed lawyer who can't abide the South African legal code. Denton slowly takes her flaming liberalism apart and displays the pro and con of the status quo. They have an affair but postpone marriage for a time. Before long it is too late- Denton is murdered, in error, by some Negroes who mistake him for the man who threw the Negro off the bridge... The book's arguments are inconclusive, but the melodrama is persuasive.

Pub Date: June 12, 1964

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1, 1964