Shades of Africa: Using the Past to Inform the Present

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New book from author Toko Loshe recounts turbulent past of South Africa.

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No one should be able to suppress a nation or an individual,” Loshe said. “We’re repeating history we should have learned from long ago.

South African history is dominated by memories of Nelson Mandela and the end of apartheid. Few remember the violence and horror that engulfed the country in the decades leading up to the national reconciliation of the 1990s.

Toko Loshe remembers. Loshe, along with the rest of her family, lived in South Africa during some of the most turbulent years in the country’s history. Born in 1944, Loshe experienced racism, political unrest, violence, and social upheaval as South Africa’s divisions grew deeper. Her new book, “Shades of Africa,” is an intensely personal account of the dangerous world in which she lived.

“Domestic violence and abuse of women and children was a normal way of life for many families,” Loshe said. “Raging emotions and violence were left unchecked.”

Although the events described in the novel took place years ago, Loshe sees many similar issues in today’s world. Violence and inequality continue to plague people all over the globe.

“No one should be able to suppress a nation or an individual,” Loshe said. “We’re repeating history we should have learned from long ago.”

For more information, visit http://www.shadesofafricabytokoloshe.com/.

Shades of Africa
By Toko Loshe
ISBN: 978-1-50350-366-3
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Xlibris

About the author
Toko Loshe was born in South Africa on January 1944. The family moved to Southern Rhodesia then Northern Rhodesia during the years that those countries were fighting for freedom and independence. Caught up in the violence and terror that evolved and the Congo Revolution spillover, they returned to South Africa the day before Zambia’s independence. Toko now lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband, four married children, nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

For review copies or interview requests, contact:
Drew Tharp
317.602.7137
dtharp(at)bohlsengroup(dot)com

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