Green Bay, WI (Vocus) March 27, 2010
A powerful memoir that paints a searing portrait of life for Indian indentured laborers in colonial South Africa, and an honest account of the inhumanity of Hindu caste hierarchy, is all set to astound readers as author Shane Sorenson releases his compelling debut titled A Butterfly’s Revolution.
This memoir follows Leo, the son of a British plantation owner, and Ram, the son of an Indian indentured labourer, who became intimate friends. As young adults, the two become attracted to humanitarian work. They travel to a Hindu village called Sugarbush—‘a place,’ Mohandas Gandhi tells them, ‘in desperate need of human development at its most basic level.’
Upon their arrival, they discover that although the labourers have earned their freedom from their British and Dutch owners, a new class of master has taken their place—the land-owning men belonging to the Hindu forward castes—and so little has changed for the masses. They embark on a five-year struggle to bring progress to Sugarbush and to instill the concepts of human dignity and equality. Will these two young men succeed in realizing their noble intentions?
Readers will find themselves engrossed in this riveting memoir as they uncover more revelations and witness a surprising end. For more information on A Butterfly’s Revolution, log on to Xlibris.com.
About the Author
Shane Sorenson is a native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and an accomplished legal journalist. He has lived most of his adult life abroad—England, Hong Kong, Singapore, Argentina, India, and South Africa. A Butterfly’s Revolution is his first novel.
A Butterfly’s Revolution * by Shane Sorenson
Publication Date: March 24, 2010
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 185 pages; 978-1-4500-3502-6
Trade Hardback; $22.99; 185 pages; 978-1-4500-3503-3
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4500-3504-0
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