Novel Introduces Readers to Kaleidoscope of South Africans

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Francois van Wyk narrates story of South African people, candidly told and free of bias and distortion.

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This eye-opening tale clearly reflects the hope and desire of every citizen who is a captive of the society he or she is born into.

With the desire to introduce readers to the kaleidoscope of people in South Africa, coexisting despite cultural divides, author Francois van Wyk tells a compelling story about ordinary people and their disposition caused by taboos dictated by culture and ethnicity.

When Cultures Intertwine – The African Way” (published by Xlibris UK) follows an African girl and her unbridled love for her master’s son set amidst a background of political intrigue, cultural bias, sacrifice, love and devotion, and the quest for a better tomorrow. The love of an innocent young black girl for the white farmer’s son who made her pregnant and the sacrifices she endures to spare the family humiliation is proof of her unwavering character and explains why she is able to triumph in a troubled land. Having a common destiny as they suffer hardship and humiliation in their quest to improve their lot, readers can see that they are being manipulated by politicians and propagandist with personal agenda.

Highlighting the humane perspective, “When Cultures Intertwine – The African Way” touches the heart as the reader gets to know each character who deals with their personal struggle to advance and make ends meet in a most unfair and unequal society. Highly relatable, this eye-opening tale clearly reflects the hope and desire of every citizen who is a captive of the society he or she is born into.

“When Cultures Intertwine – The African Way”
By Francois van Wyk
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 306 pages | ISBN 9781483693361
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 306 pages | ISBN 9781483693354
E-Book | 306 pages | ISBN 9781483693378
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author:

Francois van Wyk was born at Dullstroom, South Africa on April 16, 1934. He matriculated in 1952 and later studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Back in South Africa, he joined the National Theatre Company. Through part time study, he obtained a BSc degree from the University of Pretoria, majoring in Math and Physics. He finally found his niche when he joined the Afrikaans Radio Service of the South African Broadcasting Corporation and retired in 1997. Accompanied by his wife Trui, they traveled all over the world. In 2005, he sat down to write “When Cultures Intertwine – The African Way.”

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