Pale Native

Memories of a Renegade Reporter

Max du Preez

An updated edition of the memoirs of one of South Africa's most respected and controversial reporters
Date Published :
January 2011
Publisher :
Penguin Random House South Africa
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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 (and updated assessment) 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.

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