Hedge of Wild Almonds

May 1989
50 black and white illustrations
408 pages
21.6x18.5 cm
ISBN: 9780852550311
Format: Paperback
James Currey

Hedge of Wild Almonds

South Africa, the 'Pro-Boers' and the Quaker Conscience

Hope Hay Hewison

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Illustrated throughout.
Examines the Quakers' role in the minority protest against the Boer war and the excesses of patriotism. The war divided the Society of Friends, but their opposition to it became more decisive as the war progressed.

Keywords: African Studies


A book as perspicacious and charming as Hope Hay Hewison's will appeal to a wide audience who enjoy the blend of literature, human interest, and political relevance ... a book which sheds so much light on the religious dimension of social history. - David Birmingham, Professor of Modern History at the University of Kent at Canterbury
Hope Hay Hewison's impressive book studies in depth an important phase of this development. The twenty years covered in the heart of the book are arguably the most decisive in the making of modern South Africa. THE FRIEND
This is an episode in South African history that was a revelation to me, and timely reading. Hope Hay Hewison has written an extraordinary tale. - Rabbi Julia Neuberger
...a useful reference work on the religious history of South Africa, to which a lot of attention is currently being paid. - T.R.H. Davenport in AFRICA JOURNAL
... a most attractively produced work, incorporating many photographs in the margins and a generous index. THE JOURNAL OF IMPERIAL & COMMONWEALTH HISTORY