Beverley Naidoo is a White woman native to Africa-one whose experience has not been defi ned by an African cultural tradition, but has been “committed to African soil.” In Out of Bounds: Seven Stories of Confl ict and Hope (2001), we glimpse the Apartheid ideology embraced by most South African Whites, and we see the author’s anti-Apartheid perspective, a political stance that landed her under house arrest at the age of twenty-one and then in exile beginning in 1965. Had Naidoo been typical of South African White children, she would have remained “under the umbrella of the state and institutions of socialization such as the church.” She would have grown up “driven by the need to defend the nation from an imminent ‘communist attack’” (Nina, 44).1