I grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, during the height of the apartheid regime. I was educated at a private Anglican school for girls, and later obtained a degree in English and Psychology from the University of South Africa. In South Africa, I became active in the anti-apartheid Progressive Party.
Since moving to the United States, I have lived in the Pacific Northwest, with periodic visits to South Africa. I’ve given numerous talks on South Africa to business audiences, public school classes, church groups, women’s clubs and law societies.
In addition to pursuing a challenging management career in health insurance, I taught drawing, watercolor and calligraphy at Tacoma Community College; exhibited in art shows around the northwest; and served on theater company and arts association boards.
Currently, I'm very involved in watercolor painting, and have my own studio.
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By Bea Alden
Published: February 27, 2011.
Liongold is a vivid chronicle of the life of a troubled white surburban family in Johannesburg during South Africa's pivotal years of apartheid. The story is told against the background of race relations governed by harsh laws - a society in which gross injustice appears normal.
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