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My Traitor's Heart: A South African Exile Returns to Face His Country, His Tribe, and His Conscience

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Malan, former South African crime reporter, searches for the truth behind apartheid, and finds it not in the way blacks and whites live, but in the way they die at one another's hands.

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A classic of literary nonfiction, My Traitor's Heart has been acclaimed as a masterpiece by readers around the world. Rian Malan is an Afrikaner, scion of a centuries-old clan and relative of the architect of apartheid, who fled South Africa after coming face-to-face with the atrocities and terrors of an undeclared civil war between the races. This book is the searing account of his return after eight years of uneasy exile. Armed with new insight and clarity, Malan explores apartheid's legacy of hatred and suffering, bearing witness to the extensive physical and emotional damage it has caused to generations of South Africans on both sides of the color line. Plumbing the darkest recesses of the white and black South African psyches, Malan ultimately finds his way toward the light of redemption and healing. My Traitor's Heart is an astonishing book — beautiful, horrifying, profound, and impossible to put down.

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ISBN:
9780802136848
Author:
Malan, Rian
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Political
Subject:
History
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Genealogy
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
South Africa
Subject:
Exiles
Subject:
Huguenots.
Subject:
Exiles - South Africa
Subject:
Biography-Political
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Grove Press ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
90-21
Publication Date:
20000331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 12 oz

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A classic of literary nonfiction, My Traitor's Heart has been acclaimed as a masterpiece by readers around the world. Rian Malan is an Afrikaner, scion of a centuries-old clan and relative of the architect of apartheid, who fled South Africa after coming face-to-face with the atrocities and terrors of an undeclared civil war between the races. This book is the searing account of his return after eight years of uneasy exile. Armed with new insight and clarity, Malan explores apartheid's legacy of hatred and suffering, bearing witness to the extensive physical and emotional damage it has caused to generations of South Africans on both sides of the color line. Plumbing the darkest recesses of the white and black South African psyches, Malan ultimately finds his way toward the light of redemption and healing. My Traitor's Heart is an astonishing book — beautiful, horrifying, profound, and impossible to put down.
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