Every secret thing: my family, my country

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Publisher:
Little, Brown,
Pub. Date:
1997.
Edition:
1st U.S. ed.
Language:
English
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Gillian Slovo grew up in a household fraught with secrets. The daughter of South African Communist Party head Joe Slovo and his wife, Ruth, Gillian was proud of her parents' clandestine struggle against apartheid. Yet she always felt profoundly excluded from their world -- an alienation that deepened when she was sent to London to live with her grandmother at age eleven. Her father, like his friend Nelson Mandela, had been sentenced to prison; her mother, a university professor, had served 180 days in solitary and then fled to Mozambique -- where, eighteen years later, she would be assassinated by a letter bomb.When Nelson Mandela came to power, Gillian returned to South Africa to reclaim her father and her country -- and to find her mother's murderer. Her father, the only white minister in Mandela's government, warned her not to delve too deeply. But Gillian persisted. What she discovered -- about her mother's killer and about her parents' private lives -- shocked and angered her, but ultimately gave her the strength to make peace with the past.Written with sureness and grace, Every Secret Thing is a triumph -- a memoir that brings to life the human cost of apartheid through a narrative that's as emotionally affecting as This Boy's Life and The Liars' Club.
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subject_facetAnti-apartheid movements -- South Africa -- Biography
Autobiographies
Biographies
Civil rights workers -- South Africa -- Biography
Communists -- South Africa -- Biography
Families -- South Africa
First, Ruth, -- 1925-1982
Parent and child -- South Africa
Political activists -- South Africa -- Biography
Slovo, Gillian, -- 1952- -- Childhood and youth
Slovo, Gillian, -- 1952- -- Family
Slovo, Gillian, -- 1952- -- Homes and haunts -- South Africa
Slovo, Joe
Women journalists -- South Africa -- Biography
Women novelists, English -- 20th century -- Family relationships
title_displayEvery secret thing : my family, my country
title_fullEvery secret thing : my family, my country / Gillian Slovo
title_shortEvery secret thing
title_submy family, my country
topic_facetAnti-apartheid movements
Childhood and youth
Civil rights workers
Communists
Families
Family
Family relationships
First, Ruth
Homes and haunts
Parent and child
Political activists
Slovo, Gillian
Slovo, Joe
Women journalists
Women novelists, English