Jacob Singer, author of 'The Vase With The Many Coloured Marbles' has been named
as a finalist in the '50 Great
You Should Be Reading' Awards contest. His award came as the result of
appearance on The Authors Show.
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Author Jacob Singer Chosen As Finalist In '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading'
was chosen as the result of a public voting process. His work, entitled
‘The Vase With The Many Coloured Marbles’ is a book about racial
discrimination and apartheid in South Africa
[Wilmington NC December 6, 2013] Jacob Singer, author of ‘The Vase With The
Many Coloured Marbles’ has been chosen as a finalist in the ’50 Great
Writers You Should Be Reading’ Awards contest. The contest is sponsored
by The Authors Show.
'The Vase With The Many Coloured Marbles'
is a story about the racial discrimination based on the color of one’s
skin in apartheid South Africa and how many within the country secretly
fought against the system that was eventually abolished when Nelson
Mandela became President. The story is about people the author knew who
fought the system and how one young girl, Emily Kleintjies, born into
the Coloured community in District Six of Cape Town, managed to cross
the racial barrier and become a White Emma Kline, in Johannesburg. Some
have called the book a Cinderella love story with a surprising and
"Entering a contest," Singer stated, "is
always a hopeful wish...a wish that the book one has taken years to
write is a winner and that sales exceed expectations. When the news
that the book has been chosen to be in the final 50 of a competition is
announced, one feels that the hard work writing the book was worth it.
You know the story is a good one that had to be told. Getting the
public to know that is not an easy task, but achieving the entrance to
a contest that will lead to readers appreciating what one has written
is a great win."
Readers of 'The Vase With The Many Coloured
Marbles' will learn about life in South Africa under the apartheid
system, a system based on National Socialism of Germany in the
1930’s. They will learn how everyone of Colour was discriminated
against by the White Government and forced into a form of slavery.
the storyline, Emma (Emily,) born into a "coloured" family, feels the
injustice of the segregationist society; however because she is able to
"pass" as a "white," she crosses barriers that the rest of her family
cannot. Emma strongly believes in the power of education. After
completing high school, she is determined to attend the university, but
her family is large and needs the income she could provide. Rather than
work at a low-paying job in Cape Town, Emma decides to use her lighter
skin and the English language she perfected to travel to Johannesburg
to live and work as a "white."
Emma keeps learning, working
hard, and making friends, some of whom know her secret. (Some of her
friends fled Nazi Germany only to find a similar prejudice infesting
the country to which they had escaped.) She sends her family money that
they use to improve their house, when permitted, and educate her
sisters and brothers. Behind the scenes, she works with and donates
money to groups that are attempting to reverse apartheid laws, while
also trying to stop the imposition of harsher new laws after the
1960's. Her daughter Marla is raised as a white, but she and many of
her college friends protest the government's policies although this
always causes Emma to worry that Marla's heritage will be discovered.
Singer is available for media interviews and can be reached using the
information below, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The book is
available at Amazon in Kindle format, iTunes and is available as an
epub for all forms of e-readers. The public is encouraged to vote at
The Authors Show site at http://www.theauthorsshow.com. More
information is available at Singer's website at
Singer practiced as a pharmacist in South Africa from 1958 to 1985. He
retired in 1985. In 1996 he started writing a book of short stories
about people he knew in South Africa called 'Brakenstroom'. In
2006 he started working on the book 'The Vase With The Many Coloured
Jack’s philosophy is not only to work
hard but to work smart. When not at his desk providing assistance and
advice to his former clients and associates, Jack can be found at home,
either writing his new book on Day Trading Strategies under present
market conditions; on stories of his life in South Africa, or on the
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