My novel has decided that my main characters are Italians from South Africa. The setting is modern day (2001+). These characters would have a wealth of background knowledge of South Africa that I have no access to (I'm reasonably good with post-Apartheid history), but what I need is the inside scoop. This is largely about making it real and not falling into the trap of cliche.
If at all possible, I need contact to South Africans (or somebody who has first hand knowledge of SA) who could help me with the details regarding an Italian/white middle-class family between about 1990 and 2001+. Mostly, I'm interested in school/university stuff, but just a "common sense" or "sanity check" person would be fabulous.
Am willing to proofread in return, send copies of the finished book (yes, it's pretty likely to get picked up by a publisher) and add dedication/thank you section.