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The Other Side of History An Anecdotal Reflection on Political Transition in South Africa (used) Frederik van Zyl Slabbert

The Other Side of History An Anecdotal Reflection on Political Transition in South Africa (used) Frederik van Zyl Slabbert

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One thing the 'old' and 'new' South Africa have in common is a passion for inventing history. History is not seen as a dispassionate inquiry into what happened, but rather as part of political mobilisation promoting some form of collective self-interest. Not for one second do I pretend to know the 'whole' or 'real' story of what happened in the old South Africa, or what is happening in the 'new'. I know that significant parts of what has been, or is being invented, are not the way I experienced them. This is a personal reflection on a fascinating period in my life which coincided with fundamental shifts in the political life of South Africa. I was fortunate to be in a position where I knew and had access to persons of influence across the political spectrum. This is my account of their interaction with each other and mine with them.
good condition
shelf Af NF used
Publisher: Jonathan Ball
Published date: 2006
Page count: 174
Dimensions: Height:20.00 cm
Thickness:1.60 cm
Weight:250g
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