A Dry White Season Book Summary and Study Guide

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White South African teacher Ben Du Toit goes in search of justice for the killing of a black South African boy and ends up taking the entire apartheid system. In his quest, he learns the truth about his privileged position as a white, the poverty of black society and the corrupt system that has kept them divided. Du Toit breaks with family, friends, his job and all he has ever known to follow his heart and gain justice. But is it enough?
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Political/social activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   racism!!!! Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   African Blacks Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   teacher Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () Africa    -   Yes Kind of Africa:    -   Black Africa    -   White Enclave

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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