Waiting for the Rain: A Novel of South Africa
Frikkie and Tengo have been friends since childhood. Frikkie is a white, landowner's nephew. Tengo is black and works on Frikkie's uncle's farm. Tengo hasdreams of freedom, and soon the two friends are torn by the dictates of SouthAfrican apartheid.
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African National Congress Afrikaans apartheid aunt auntie biltong bluegum Boers cake clay animals cousin cows dark door Doringkraal Elijah eyes face farm father feel filled fingers floor Frikkie Frikkie's gate girl go to school gone grandmother hand head holidays jacaranda Johannesburg Joseph kaffir kaffir boy kitchen Kleinbaas koeksuster kraal laughed leave Lettie live looked Lusaka madam Matilda matric Meneer milk Miller minister mother never night old Ezekiel Oom Koos oubaas parents police porridge Reverend Gilbert Sannie Selina shook silent Sissie sister sjambok smell soldier Soweto stay stirred stood talk Tandi tear gas tell Tengo asked Tengo felt Tengo knew Tengo thought There's things told took township train tree trouble tsotsis turned uncle veld waiting walked watched What's worried yard yellow