Africa in His Blood: A Talk with Neville Frankel


Oshman Family JCC presents best-selling author Neville Frankel in a reading and discussion of his acclaimed novel Bloodlines. Frankel’s newest novel is a sweeping family tale unfolding against the violent South African apartheid. Inspired by the author’s childhood in South Africa, this harrowing narrative exposes readers to a part of history largely overlooked—that the vanguard of the white South African anti-apartheid movement was heavily Jewish. A deeply moving tribute, the book also explores universal questions about the bond between mother and child, regardless of distance or age, and the limits of tolerance and forgiveness. The event will open and close with the Pacific Boychoir Academy singing a selection from Paul Simon’s “Graceland” as well as songs honoring South Africa.


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Oshman Family JCC- Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto

Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:30pm

For tickets ($10 Members 24 hours in advance, $12 Non-Members 24 hours in advance, $15 at the door) the public may visit or call (650) 223-8664.

About the Oshman Family JCC
The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center (OFJCC) on the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life serves the South Peninsula through educational, social, cultural, fitness, sports and other programs. The OFJCC is a multi-generational Jewish neighborhood where all are welcome and which fosters new personal and community connections through rich and rewarding experiences. The OFJCC provides a common ground for Jewish institutions, other local groups, organizations and individuals to work, learn and play together for the betterment of the whole community. The OFJCC’s registered trademark is Live Fully®. For more information, visit or call (650) 223-8700.

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