May 20, 2015
With its strong Jewish content, the book provides a touching and insightful picture of life in the South Africa of the ‘40s and ‘50s. The author, a white Jewish South African, enjoyed a carefree and sun-filled existence amid the stark injustice of the Apartheid era. It became impossible, however, to ignore the violence, discrimination, and political upheaval around her. The book is Bennie’s poignant reflection of a life gone by and the stark realities underlying it.