Pale Native, the memoir of one of South Africa’s most seasoned and controversial journalists, documents his personal involvement in and impressions of South Africa’s recent past. Sometimes wacky, sometimes profound, the title is always entertaining, with the odd bit of sleaze. The entire political landscape of South Africa has changed since Max du Preez published his much-acclaimed book Pale Native: Memories of a Renegade Reporter in 2003. This revised, updated edition has new chapters on the ‘bloodless coup’ of Polokwane, the demise of Thabo Mbeki, the rise of Jacob Zuma and the 2009 election, as well as the controversies in Afrikaner culture and politics.
A fascinating analysis of southern African politics from a skilled reporter who has seen it first hand. A rollicking story peopled with generals and guerrillas, presidents and hit men. Reported with the uncompromising, outspoken frankness that has won Max du Preez admiration and got him into trouble with the new government as well as the old.
Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 286 Pages. Internally clean fresh and crisp and tightly bound, beautiful copy.