BLOEDBANDE, 'n donker tuiskoms

: Verwoerd (W.)

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304pp., illus., paperback, Tafelberg, 2018.


In this memoir Wilhelm Verwoerd writes about coming to terms with the legacy of his grandfather, former National Party Prime Minister HF Verwoerd, assassinated in 1966. He reads old diaries belonging to his grandmother, Betsie Verwoerd, talks to friends and colleagues who suffered under apartheid, and to his mother about her experiences of the family.

"Unieke materiaal, insiggewend end angrypend - 'n belangrike boek." Annemarie Mischke, former senior deputy editor of Rapport

"Sny tot die kern van menswees en ons daaglike keuses - liries en onthutsend." Tobie Wiese, author of "Corporate Governance in South Africa"

Wilhelm Verwoerd was born in 1964. He joined the ANC in the early 1990s and worked for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and for reconciliation in Northern Ireland and South Africa.