Cry freedom

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Book: Cry Freedom
Editor: Tricia Hedge
Editorial: Oxford Bookworms 6
Author: John Richard Briley
Biography:
He was born the 25th of June of 1925 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He is an American journalist and writer. He worked in England for the U.S. Air Force in the 1950s. John is best known for writing the screenplay for "Gandhi", the 1982 epic which earned him an Oscar for Best OriginalScreenplay. In 1955 was sent to England for five years as director of orientation at a base there that he took up writing full-time. He write movies and two novels. The most important movie he made was Gandhi in 1982. At present he lives in Spain.
Characters:
Main:
Bantu Stephen Biko: He was a black political leader who wanted to bring together the black and white people of South Africa. He ismarried with Ntsiki and has two children. He is a banned person which means that he can only be in his banning area and he is able to speak only with one person except his family. He is a dramatic (seen in action when avoiding the law), round (now everything what he do), static (live and died witn the same idea of black and whithe people) and he was the protagonist (change Donald´s mind to help himfightinf for black freedom) character.
Donald Woods: He was married with Wendy and has five children. Woods was forty-two years old. He weared glasses. He was the editor of the Daily Dispatch in South Africa. He was then named Father David Curren. He is a dramatic (seen in action when escaping), round (now everything), developing (first he thought in no black concious and then he decided helpingBiko –a black man) and he is the protagonist (hero of the story when he is escaping) character.
Secondary:
Ken Robertson: He was one of the journalists on the Daily Dispatch, he was the photographer.
Mamphela Ramphele: She was a black girl of 20 years old that worked in the newspaper (Daily Dispatch)
Ntsiki: Biko´s wife
Nkosinathi: Biko´s son.
Security policeman: Biko´s minders.
Duncan:Donald´s son
Dillon: Donald´s son
Gavin: Donald´s son
Mary: Donald´s daughter
Charlie: Donald´s dog.
Wendy: Donald´s wife
Jane: Donald´s daughter
Evalina: Donald´s black servant
Mapetla Mohapi: He was the man who took Donald to the football match.
Dyani: He was the man who gave the dirty hat to Donald in the car going to the football match.
John Qumza:He is the man who was driving to thefootball match.
Tenjy Mtintso: She was a tiny young girl who works as a nurse at the clinic in Zanempilo.
Tenjy´s father:
Tenjy´s mother
Tenjy´s son
Tenjy´s aunt
Tenjy´s uncle
Three children
Four cousins
Mzimbi: He was a blck leader who was wanted by the security police because he openly called for violent revolution.
Captain de Wet: Police that showed Biko the witness box in his office.Judge Regter: Man who tested Biko´s intelligence in Pretoria.
State Prosecutor: Man tested Biko´s intelligence in Pretoria.
Nelson Mandela: True for Biko.
Robert Sobukwe: True for Biko.
Govan Mbeki: True for Biko.
Dilima: He was the elderly man who was the night guard on the old church in King William´s town.
Father Kani: He was an elderly black priest who was one of Biko´s enthusisticssupporters.
Kruger: He was the Minister of police and wanted to fight the police illegality.
Johan: Kruger´s son. He was fifteen years old.
Fred Lemick: One of the men standing outside Donald´s house when he said he had a witness for the church.
Samora: Biko´s younger son.
Harold Levy: He was Donald´s lawyer.
Doreen: She was the prettiest typist in the office.
Wilfred Cooper: He was therepresenatnt of Mapetla´s family.
Captain Schoeman: He was the security officer of the court.
Lawyer: He was in the court representing the law.
Peter Jones: One of Biko´s closest friends.
Policeman: The man who asked for keys and papers of the car to Peter when he was with Biko.
Dr. Hersch: He was the doctor that said that Biko must be taken to a hospital when he was lying in the prision floor....
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