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A chameleon from the land of the Quagga : an immigrant's story / Bismillah, Joan

Growing up 'European' in 1930s and '40s South Africa, Joan leads a privileged life ... though marred by family tragedy. After she escapes her Victorian grandmother's repressive upbringing to study midwifery, she comes face to face with the racial inequities of her homeland when she falls in love with Bis, a handsome young Indian doctor. Increasingly dangerous harassment and oppression force the couple to escape South Africa for London and finally small-town Canada, where Bis can run his medical practice and live as he wishes.