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Book Review: After Mandela: The Struggle For Freedom In Post-Apartheid South Africa

After Mandela:  The Struggle For Freedom In Post-Apartheid South Africa, by Douglas Foster Among the more unfortunate aspects of this book is the way that it demonstrates the sad fact that we do not write history, or current events for … Continue reading

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Book Review: The History Of South Africa (Greenwood Histories)

The History Of South Africa (The Greenwood Histories Of The Modern Nations), by Roger B. Beck If it cannot be said that the reading of the history of South Africa is a pleasant matter, this book at least is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Rainbow In The Night

A Rainbow In The Night:  The Tumultuous Birth Of South Africa, by Dominique Lapierre At the basis of this book there is a severe flaw that limits its enjoyment reading after it was published.  The author really wants to make … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness:  Women And The Truth And Reconciliation Commission In South Africa, by Fiona C. Ross This book is an example of what happens when someone whose only knowledge about the world comes from the worthless field of women’s studies … Continue reading

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Book Review: Apartheid: A History

Apartheid:  A History, by Brian Lapping This particular book is about an obviously delicate subject, namely the system of racial segregation and superiority that was set up by the Dutch starting in the 1940’s when the South African legislature began … Continue reading

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Book Review: We Are Not Such Things

We Are Not Such Things:  The Murder Of A Young American, A South African Township, And The Search For Truth And Reconciliation, by Justine Van Der Leun This book is a deeply cynical one and perhaps unsurprisingly, the cynicism of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Diamonds, Gold, And War

Diamonds, Gold, And War:  The British, The Boers, And The Making Of South Africa, by Martin Meredith This book is a tragedy on several levels.  The author clearly has sympathies for the blacks whose realms were destroyed by the forward … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Traveller’s History Of South Africa

A Traveller’s History Of South Africa, by David Mason In reading a book like this it is deeply unfortunate that the author appears to have bought into the belief that South Africa is some sort of paradisical realm in the … Continue reading

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