Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Travels in South Africa

Somewhere Over the Rainbow Travels in South Africa When Archbishop Desmond Tutu dubbed his native South Africa the Rainbow Nation he conjured a vision of ethnic diversity and harmony in a country with eleven official languages two national anthems

  • Title: Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Travels in South Africa
  • Author: GavinBell
  • ISBN: 9780316853590
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When Archbishop Desmond Tutu dubbed his native South Africa the Rainbow Nation, he conjured a vision of ethnic diversity and harmony in a country with eleven official languages, two national anthems, and a parliament that shuttled between two cities As a foreign correspondent reporting on the last days of apartheid, Gavin Bell thought it was a brave image and wondered hWhen Archbishop Desmond Tutu dubbed his native South Africa the Rainbow Nation, he conjured a vision of ethnic diversity and harmony in a country with eleven official languages, two national anthems, and a parliament that shuttled between two cities As a foreign correspondent reporting on the last days of apartheid, Gavin Bell thought it was a brave image and wondered how long it would endure A few years later, he returned to find out what had happened to Tutu s rainbow In his travels he found a country at odds with itself, swinging between hope and despair, buoyed by a sense of freedom and haunted by a fear of violent crime Somewhere Over the Rainbow is not only a fine travel book by an award winning writer, it is a compelling portrait of a country in search of an identity.

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    1. I added this book to my wish list recently as an idle reminder to myself to ask for it for Christmas. An enterprising friend found my wishlist and sent me this book as a surprise for my birthday.I found the book compelling reading. Full of insightful comments and amusing or thought-provoking anecdotes it taught me much about South African people, politics and history without being in the slightest bit dull or dry.By describing his encounters with ordinary citizens of South Africa Gavin Bell brin [...]


    2. Written by a journalist who, after working in SA for several years, returned to the country to drive around for six months and experience all the things he missed out on when working there. The book's a good mix of history and personal experience and is very enjoyable to read. Even so, some of Bell's 20 or so chapters lack that little bit of inspiration which would have made them great. Much of the book seems to radiate a sense of melancholy, a longing for something that's now lost. Both Bell an [...]


    3. Read this while staying in Cape Town for three months. I chose it because of its comparative approach -- journalist in SA before the first free elections returns to see what has changed. I was in SA in '93, and back 20 years later, so I was really interested to hear what Bell had to say. But I found that it was mostly a travelogue. A witty, often charmingly written travelogue, with a keen eye for detail. Definitely worth reading while traveling in SA.


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