People Like Ourselves : Julia belongs to the inner circle of Johannesburg high society. It is rumored that all those not invited to her wedding had to pretend to be out of town in order to save face. But in the New South Africa, things have changed. The days of tea on the lawn are over. This elegant, perceptive novel takes a wry look at the brave new world that is the "African miracle" today, where a woman's social standing is no longer secured by the amount of starch in her table linen, and where it is too late to wish one had taken a stand against apartheid.