AFRIKANER ODYSSEY, the life and times of the Reitz family

: Meredith (M.)

R 250.00
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215pp., illus., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2017


A portrait of the influential Reitz family over three generations, focusing especially on Frank William Reitz (1810-1881); Frank Reitz (1844-1934), Chief Justice and President of the Orange Free State (1844-1934); and Deneys Reitz (1882-1944), whose books include "Commando: a Boer journal of the Boer War".

Martin Meredith has written many books on Africa, including "The State of Africa: a history of fifty years of independence", "Coming To Terms: South Africa's search for truth", "Nelson Mandela: a biography", "Fischer's Choice: a biography of Braam Fischer", "South Africa's New Era: the 1994 election", "In the Name of Apartheid: South Africa in the Postwar Era", "Diamonds, Gold and War. the making of South Africa" and "The State of Africa, a history of the continent since independence."