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EXTRACT | Blues for the white man: Hearing black voices in South Africa and in the Deep South

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Cover for 'Blues for the White Man'
Cover for 'Blues for the White Man'

In 'Blues for the White Man',Fred de Vries looks for answers in America’s Deep South, drawing historical parallels with South Africa’s experience of colonialism, slavery, racism, civil war, segregation and protest. In the US, De Vries speaks to musicians, Black Lives Matter activists and Trump supporters. He continues the conversation in South Africa, interviewing student protesters, white farmers and political thought-leaders to develop an understanding of white supremacy and black anger, white fear and black pain. Here is an extract from the book:

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