James A. Michener Writing Styles in The Covenant

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Point of View

Told in the first person, but from many different perspectives, the Covenant gives a great overview of life in South Africa and how it became so racially confused. The tale unwinds from the very beginning when the San tribe hunted for their survival, and knew the value of being able to self sustain. The Hottentot tribe also understood this principle, raising cattle for survival. The story begins from their point of view, but as history evolves, the Dutch land at the Cape and decide to make a permanent way station for shipping there. They consider themselves to be the first civilization in Africa. To them, the natives were simply savages who could be trained to serve. The English took over the Cape, and demanded everything be done for Queen and country then. No more Dutch was permitted, and as a better educated group overall, they quickly...

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