245pp., paperback, Durham, 2018.
"I could not put this book down. 'A Darker Shade of Pale' is exceptionally well-written and the prose is delightful. Beryl's memory is amazing. Her vivid sketch of everyday life on the Cape Flats, and the honesty with which she writes are truly compelling." Jonathan Jansen, Distinguished Professor of Education, Stellenbosch University, and author of "Making Love in a War Zone"
Beryl Crosher-Seegers was born in Cape Town in 1955. She was classified Coloured by the apartheid government. She writes about growing up in Retreat and Steenberg in the 1960s and the experience of being forced to move from the house built by her Portuguese grandfather to council housing. Her family left Cape Town for Australia in 1988. She is the Founder of One World Community Arts Network, a community project celebrating cultural diversity, and is the Owner of C Major Events, an entertainment business.