I am a South African, and I am not sure that one does not have to come from that part of the world to enjoy this book. In any case, I could not put the book down. Mr. Rogers has written this book so beautifully, and has captured the interaction of the various peoples (e.g. black and white people) just as it was. Such a complex area to explain. But I do feel that when one tries to relate the condition of living in Southern Africa, to most people (e.g. europeans), they cannot, or will not, accept, that in so many ways, there was not the amount of 'hate' that was supposed to be there.
This is one of my books that will not be passed-on to anyone, in fear of it being lost, and I will certainly read it again. I have recommended this book to a number of South Africans.