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Publisher's Summary

In the spring of 1976, matters of the heart are strictly controlled by racist doctrines. In that toxic mix of segregation and tribal mistrust, an unlikely union between a black man and a white woman - an Afrikaner - shocks the nation.
The Zebra Affaire: An Apartheid Love Story
It's the spring of '76. For Elsa, her affair with Stanwell may well prove lethal, as she's white and he's black, and they dared to fall in love in apartheid South Africa. The terrified lovers are the prey in a deadly manhunt from the golden city of Johannesburg to the exotic but dangerous wilds of the African Bushveld.
When affairs of the State battle affaires of the heart, ordinary people become heroes!
The Zebra Affaire is a thrilling fusion of romance and suspense - laced with rich South African history. The tension is palpable as the persecuted couple race against time and bigotry. Reviewers rave about this intimate, yet dangerous, love story, that's set against a canvas that is both vividly authentic and powerfully provocative.
©2014, 2015 Mark J Fine (P)2017 Mark J Fine
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Critic Reviews

"Intensely dazzling...not a black and white story, a rainbow story with the rich colors of lives in turmoil." (Elizabeth Newton, author of View from the Sixth Floor)
" The Zebra Affaire grips your soul and won't let go. Never mind zebras, think lions, raw and roar." (Geoff Nelder, author of ARIA: Left Luggage)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Shoppermom on 11-28-17

Extraordinary tale from a horrifying world

I received a copy of this audiobook via AudioBoom in exchange for an objective review. This is most probably a story I would never have sought/found on my own as it put me in the midst of an alien world where all I consider normal was turned upside down. The book begins in 1976 during the iron-fisted attempts by the South African government to maintain and strengthen apartheid in the midst of a changing world. First fact previously unknown to me: the S.A. government prohibited television until 1976, and no one in South Africa had been able to witness the moon landing in '69. I've rounded my rating up from what would be a 4.5 to a five; my one reservation was that the book strove to convey so much information that the eponymous love story sometimes suffered. But I went with the five stars because overall, I am very grateful that I was able to experience this book. I learned so much and was ashamed by how little I had known or cared about what was happening to my fellow human beings. The love story itself, while it sprang to life a bit too quickly, was a beautiful one. Romance readers should know, however, that while there is a sense of peace at the end of the book, there is no traditional happily-ever-after. I am grateful to Mark Fine for writing this book and for AudioBook for sharing it with me, and I hope that many readers and listeners will give it a try. The audio performance was excellent, and I was sorry to reach the end.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Bikram Agarwal on 12-12-17

Good research, cardboard characters.

Would you try another book from Mark Fine and/or Dennis Kleinman?

From this book, it is quite clear that Mark Fine had done the homework to write the story set in apartheid Africa. The geography and culture of that time and place are meticulously described in this book. Thus, I believe that Mark Fine has at least that quality down. But the main characters themselves sounded like they were made using cookie-cutter. i.e. they felt like cardboard characters. Thus, I think the author can do a better job at writing non-fiction / historical books, than fiction. I will surely try out any nonfiction, if Mark Fine writes one.

Would you ever listen to anything by Mark Fine again?

From this book, it is quite clear that Mark Fine had done the homework to write the story set in apartheid Africa. The geography and culture of that time and place are meticulously described in this book. Thus, I believe that Mark Fine has at least that quality down. But the main characters themselves sounded like they were made using cookie-cutter. i.e. they felt like cardboard characters. Thus, I think the author can do a better job at writing non-fiction / historical books, than fiction. I will surely try out any nonfiction, if Mark Fine writes one.

Was The Zebra Affaire worth the listening time?

If you want to get acquainted with the apartheid Africa, give this book a listen. It is worth the time in that aspect. Another book I would recommend is Born a crime.

Any additional comments?

I received this audiobook for free from the author / narrator / publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

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