WHITE MAN'S GOD by Rho Churchill


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A British newspaper woman -- and a skillful photographer-explores the explosive situation in South Africa. The preface by the Anglican Archbishop of Capetown sets the tone and prepares one for the author's conclusions that a peaceful solution of the race problem may lie in a change of heart by the Dutch Reformed Church, whose power and influence have for years bolstered the Apartheid-committed Nationalist Government. But her conclusions were arrived at through first hand conversations with Africans at all levels of society, ranging from near naked polygamous to highly civilized urbanites, and from welfare workers and gangsters. This all gives an immediacy to the evil effects of the Apartheil system of government. Missionaries are among the few whites still permitted direct contact with Africans and through churchmen of all denominations Miss Churchill had access to people and information not readily available. One gathers a sense of the frustrations and bitterness felt by the highly educated small middle class of educators, nurses, lawyers, trained before government acts reduced the level of educational possibilities. The author conveys what it means to be a black south African and concludes that his basic concern is with human rights rather than political, social and church organization groups and any study groups concerned with African affairs.

Publisher: Morrow