Tonasket, Washington (PressExposure) December 21, 2009 -- In Liongold, Bea Alden delivers an intensely personal account of daily life in South Africa during the height of the infamous apartheid regime. Readers will be riveted by the author's faithful impressions of race relations, human rights, and the roles of women in a society ruled by rigid race definitions. Liongold is available worldwide at bzlionbook.com; also from Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and other major sellers.
"Liongold paints a vivid picture of a specific time and place... Alden bears witness, and in offering her clear-eyed memories, she also subtly explains how quickly and firmly injustice plants itself and comes to seem normal." Natalie Danford, author of Inheritance; co-editor, Best New American Voices
"In language rich with mood and atmosphere, delicately unfolding the intricate relationships of gender, class, ethnicity and race, Liongold tells the story of ... an entire way of life doomed, necessarily, to give way to immense change."--Susan Bernardin, co-author of Trading Gazes; Associate Professor of Native American and American Literature, State University of New York, Oneonta.