The Power of One Setting & Symbolism

Bryce Courtenay
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South Africa

Located at the bottom of Africa, South Africa typifies the beauty to be found in the ruggedness of the continent and the diversity of its people. Originally home to several tribes, including the mighty Zulu, the country was "settled" first by the British and then the interior by German people known as Boers. The British and the Boers entered a series of great conflict as to who should control South Africa. The conflict was known as the Boer Wars, which were eventually won by the English. The Wars were the first places in the world where concentration camps were used.

The results of the war deeply divided the country's two main white groups, and in addition, all of the black people were held to be lower forms of life. The result was an incredibly divided nation along several lines: color, race, and tongue. The Nationalist Party...

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