Growing up in South Africa in the 1950s, Betty Baker’s whole childhood has been shaped by the tyranny of the Apartheid Laws. As the daughter of native farm-labourers, her future is already mapped out for her. Betty’s dreams are larger than Burgersdorp. Each of the sixteen laws brings hate, hardship, exile and murder, but Betty’s passion and ambition drives her on. Her first love affair brings tragedy, and later, a choice: will she let the events of her past determine her future? Will she seek love – or fall for revenge?