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Rainbow nation revisited : South Africa's decade of democracy / Donald Woods
Bib ID 2107575
Format BookBook
Author
Woods, Donald, 1933-2001
 
Description London : Andre Deutsch, 2000 
xiii, 255 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0233998306
Summary

"In Rainbow Nation Revisited Donald Woods casts a critical but affectionate eye over the events that have changed the shape of South Africa in the eyes of the world over the past two decades. He goes back to the Transkei where he was born and to Kimberley where he received most of his early education at the Christian Brothers' College. He revisits Cape Town and the Eastern Cape, a region of spectacular beauty and extraordinary contrast, where he relives his fear and lays the old ghost of the Security Police headquarters. He visits the offices of the Daily Dispatch, sitting again in his old editorial chair and reflecting on past campaigns and controversies and the terrifying events of 1977. He also revisits the townships and walks down memory lane with Steve Biko's family. He talks of the extraordinary personalities he met and befriended, people - such as Nelson Mandela, Steve Biko, Archbishop Desrnond Tutu and President Thabo Mbeki - who are known the world over."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Foreword / Lord Attenborough
  • 1. Meeting Mr. Mandela
  • 2. Heading for Home
  • 3. Those Familiar Places
  • 4. Down Memory Lane
  • 5. That Mighty Mountain
  • 6. Crossing the Kei
  • 7. Diamond City Days
  • 8. Mines and Monuments
  • 9. Patterns of Language
 
Notes

Includes index.

Subjects Woods, Donald, 1933-2001.  |  Democracy -- South Africa.  |  South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1994-  |  South Africa -- Social conditions -- 1994-  |  South Africa -- Race relations.  |  South Africa -- History -- 1961-

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