When I Was Bad
by Ruth Hartley
In 1966 South Africa miscegenation laws decreed that people who were classified as racially different should not marry, love each other, have sex or children. Racism was the accepted norm, and morality strict, but Ruth was pregnant. The father of her baby was classified as non-white so she had no choice but to run away to London. This is a raw, brutal account of her first year in England.