Briley, John: Cry Freedom

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CRY FREEDOM by John Briley AUTHOR The author of the book ist John Briley. He is an American journalist and writer. At present he lives in Spain. CONTENT The story plays in November 1975 in the south-east of South Africa in the city East London. In this city Donald Woods is an editor of the Daily Dispatch. One morning he gets news of a police raid in the black township Crossroads which lies in Cape Town in the south-west of South Africa. To this news he also gets photos of the raid and he desides to print them although the government doesn´t allow to print such photos. Woods doesn´t believe the demand of the black people but he is trained as a lawyer and doesn´t like police brutality against black people. So he also writes an editorial about a black, young man who is shown on a picture on a photo and underneath the picture stands the name Biko. Some days later Woods meets Stephan Biko in an old church were he wants to make a centre for black people. He listens to Biko´s opinion and Biko also shows Woods a clinic for black people. In the clinic is Doctor Mamphela Ramphele working. She is a black young woman who told Woods the address of Biko. Biko invites Woods to come and see how black people in South Africa live. They go there in an old black taxi which is only for black people. In the black township they eat with a black family and Biko tells Woods about the history how the white came to South Africa and how the black people got their bad situation which they have now. Six ...

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