Women of Reverence would like to thank Keamo Molebalwa for her Book Review.
A black woman who suffered the outrages of apartheid - including the murder of her father - shares her outlook on her struggles with humanity and forgiveness.
"Lindi Tardif tells an awesome story of breaking the mental chains of racist apartheid and building a life of freedom and meaning. 'Inspirational' is an overused word, but in this case it's the best way to describe her book."
Recipient of the National Order of Ikhamanga in Silver; author of books about Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, Nelson Mandela, the Press under apartheid, and Israel and apartheid; and former Deputy Editor, Rand Daily Mail, Johannesburg.
"Lindi's account of the evils of racism is moving and her comments on the way forward are compelling though I would implore us to keep in mind that we were created by God as one human race and that seeing ourselves as separate races keeps us trapped in the deception of racism."
--Evangelist Alveda King
American activist; author of several books including King Truths: 21 Keys To Unlocking Your Spiritual Potential, America Return To God; and Executive Director, Civil Rights for the Unborn with Priests for Life.
Tell us a bit about yourself:
I am deaconess at Gateway City Church. I am a qualified CA(SA) who specializes in taxation. I am also a financial coach who is passionate about sharing financial wisdom on how to live free from financial anxiety due to debt and other financial limitations.
What drew you to read this book:
A friend gave me the book to read. I was also drawn by the title of the book.
What impact did this book have:
The author relayed the story of Nic who was not accepted by his family for dating a black lady. The story was a great remainder that we are all made in the image of God and God loves all irrespective of the colour of our skin. We can choose to forgive the injustices of the past.
In a paragraph, what is the main point:
It is about a Soweto born lady who grew up during the apartheid days, is now residing in America. The author gives account of her life experiences during the apartheid. The book also gives comparison between apartheid and American slavery system. The book ends with encouraging message of how we can heal from the past and lessons we can draw from people that have impacted her life. The book is very informative.
Who would benefit from reading it:
Anyone who wants to learn more about the history of South Africa and America with regard to apartheid system and slavery. Anyone looking to understand the impact of Apartheid on South Africans.
Published by Thomas Nelson and distributed by Struik Christian Media.