ERIC Number: ED465306
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Against the Wind: Five South Africans Follow Their Dreams.
This book for beginning readers tells the story of five South Africans who, though not very famous, all did things that no black South African had ever done before. They include: Simon Mkhize who, year after year, ran the Comrades Marathon unofficially, ignoring its racial bans; Magema M. Fuze, who was the first black South African to publish a book in Zulu; Sibusisiwe Violet Makhanya, who was the first black woman to become a qualified social worker; K.E. Masinga, who became the first black radio announcer; and Nhlumba Bertha Mkhize, who was one of the first people to champion women's rights in South Africa, as well as one of the first black women in Natal, South Africa, to have her own business. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education) (SM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Beginning Reading, Blacks, Civil Rights, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Racial Discrimination, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Second Language Learning, Sex Discrimination
New Readers Publishers, School of Community Development and Adult Learning, University of Natal, Durban 4041, South Africa. Tel: 27-0-31-260-2568; Tel: 27-0-031-260-2374; Fax: 27-0-31-260-1168; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Bros. Fund, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Natal Univ., Durban (South Africa).
Identifiers - Location: South Africa