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Covenant Book Review Summary

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Dutch and French Heugenot pioneers setle in southern Africa in 1600s, dominate indigenous black people and take over choice land, eventually establish a country. By 1800s, British gain control, decendants of original settlers resist British governance, leading to Boer War, won by U.K. With great confidence in their Calvinist values, Boer/Afrikaners eventually steer government to establish Apartheidt after WW II resulting in brutal exploitation of indigenous people. Book written in 1985
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Kind Of History

History of a people?    -   Yes Nationality?    -   Africa

Subjects of this Historical Account

Ethnicity (if plays a major part)    -   European/White Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Neutral

Setting

Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   White Enclave

Writing Style

How fast-paced is the book?    -   6 () Book makes you feel...    -   concerned How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses mostly on history of key players How much romance?    -   3 () Is book humorous?    -   Yes Minor characters feature lots of:    -   farmers Length of book    -   450 pages+

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