Hum If You Don't Know the Words - Chapters 5 - 6 Summary & Analysis

Marais, Bianca
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In Chapter 5, it takes Beauty another twenty-two hours and various vehicle changes in to get to Soweto, and although she is exhausted, she is also very curious as she has never been to Soweto before. She is amazed at how huge and bustling it seems compared to the Transkei. Beauty muses that she has never seen so many of her “own kind” (34) as in Soweto, and comments that the reason for this is because white people need a lot of black people to work for them.

Traversing through the township, Beauty hears Gospel and Kwela music and people shuffling in all directions. She asks someone if it is always like this and is informed that a march is underway whereby black school children are protesting the introduction of Afrikaans as the main teaching language in schools. Beauty catches up with the march and...

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