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Growing Up in a Multi-Racial Family in Apartheid South Africa

Posted on: Tue 29 May 2018

Shadow Sisters, by Shelley Davidow, tells the true story of a white family who take two black women into their home during apartheid in South Africa. The women become part of the family, but racial tensions, poverty and violence are a constant threat to the life they build.

The book explains white privilege from an intensely personal perspective, as differences in opportunity threaten to split the family apart.

Breakfast producer Rachel McDonald speaks to Shelley about her family.

Produced by Rachel McDonald

Image sourced from Flickr



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