SOUTH AFRICA: Them or Us

Sister Aidan, a 33-year-old Irish Dominican nun, and a physician set off in her tiny English car, to take baskets of food to her Negro patients in the rowdy South African city of East London. At the entrance to the segregated Negro "location" —a maze of tin-can shanties where every other baby dies at birth—she found herself in the midst of a bloody pitched battle between East London's white cops and a mob of tribesmen. The police had broken up an illegal Negro prayer meeting; the result was a race riot which blazed...

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