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Book Review: 'The Other Side of Silence'

Alan Cheuse reviews The Other Side of Silence, by South African writer Andre Brink. Brink tells the story of a poor, young German woman who emigrates to a German colony in southwest Africa just before World War I, where she faces hardship and brutality.

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Alan Cheuse died on July 31, 2015. He had been in a car accident in California earlier in the month. He was 75. Listen to NPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamburg's retrospective on his life and career.