Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Lessons of 1970's S. Africa

The world of historical fiction always plays an interesting role. On the one hand, it's an entertaining way for us to understand, often from 30K feet, the broad historical sweeps of history. But beyond that, it’s an opportunity for us to see, up close and personal, how conflict, change, stress, fear and intimacy affects the human condition. To see how others act, and to better understand and appreciate the diversity of humanity and even how it impacts our current world.

That's what Mark Fine has done in looking back at apartheid in South Africa in the late 1970's. He tells this story in The Zebra Affaire.

My conversation with Mark Fine:

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