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Crossing the Line: A Year in the Land of Apartheid

Crossing the Line: A Year in the Land of Apartheid William Finnegan (with an Introductory Note by Philip Gourevitch)

Named by the New York Times Book Review as a top ten nonfiction book of 1986, this seminal piece of cross-cultural journalism is an account of a white American's experience teaching black students in South Africa—an account essential for its incisive coverage of the student anti-apartheid movement, as well as for the unpretentious charms of its prose.

Praise for the Book:
"Standing apart from much of the emotive literature that has been written about this tortured country, Crossing the Line is a revealing and important account."—Peter Markowitz, Los Angeles Times Book Review

"How does it happen that the main combatants in the struggle against the South African race state are children? In Crossing the Line we have a powerful and responsible testimony illuminating that question and others that flow from it. This may be the best book to give to an American trying for the first time to understand the agony of South Africa."—Norman Rush, New York Times Book Review

About the Author:
William Finnegan is a staff writer at The New Yorker. Among his other books is Cold New World, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a Los Angeles Times Best Nonfiction of 1998 selection. He lives in New York City.

 Paperback/$20.00/ISBN 978-0-89255-325-9/464 pages/Nonfiction

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