About this writer
“I found this multi-faceted account of South Africa during the years of apartheid and up to the present time quite absorbing. As the author pointed out, it does indeed cover the historic events of the past, from cultural and religious beliefs to ‘ubuntu’ and inspirational speeches. And yes, indeed, it is an incredible tale of almost four turbulent decades.
This book not only provides an incisive and accurate commentary on the social and political landscape of South Africa and neighboring countries during the turbulent periods of transition; it also tells us about the lives and loves and moral dilemmas of ordinary men and women, some of whom became extraordinary because of their actions.
The story unfolds through the eyes of a diverse cast of characters, who stride through the pages and take you along with them, insisting that you listen to their stories. Apart from the dashing hero and beautiful maidens, there are freedom fighters, oppressed farmworkers, villains and saviours, young and old family members, friends and foe, and there are all the great leaders of the times. The author is a natural storyteller, and has a gift for making characters come to life, making them flesh and blood. As a result, one forges strong links with the various men and women who represent such a broad spectrum of human strengths and frailties.”
– Gail Kruger, Editor, Reach Publishers