“And if the white man thought that Asians were a low, filthy nation, Asians could still smile with relief – at least, they were not Africans. And if the white man thought Africans were a low, filthy nation, Africans in Southern Africa could still smile – at least, they were not Bushmen.”– Bessie Head, Maru
A vicious cycle.
Not only is Maru a classic love story between two unlikeliest candidates, it is story about the ugly face of segregation, even among the same communities.
Racism, classism, tribalism, and any other form of segregation has no place in a civilised society.