She died beside a fence smeared with her blood. It wasn’t that she had done anything wrong. She just happened to be the wrong person in the wrong place at the wrong time: A twenty-something single white woman in South Africa, a land bubbling with racial and political tension. Amy Biehl was there because she loved Africa and Africans. She had studied Xhosa, a South African language, and was all set to return to America in two days to begin doctoral studies at Rutgers University. When the confrontation came, Amy remained calm. She tried to converse with her attackers and persuade them to change their course of action. She assured them that she was in full sympathy…
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