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First published in 1965, 117 Days: An Account of Confinement and Interrogation under South African Ninety-Day Detention Law, is Ruth First's account of her imprisonment by the Gov­ernment of South Africa. She was the wife of Joe Slovo, leader of the Communist Party in South Africa, and one of the first to be impris­oned during the crackdown of the 1960s. After her release, she continued to oppose the gov­ernment until a letter bomb killed her in 1982. Her story of imprisonment is the story of a white South African who opposed apartheid.

A recent account of South Africa's treatment of blacks is the 1987 novel by John Briley, Cry Freedom. Later made into. a film by the same ti­tle, this work tells the true story of Donald Wood, a concerned white journalist, who is try­ing to interview Steven Bikco...

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