BULLET IN THE HEART, four brothers ride to war, 1899-1902

: Roos-Muller (B.)

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247pp.,illus., map,  paperback, Johannesburg, 2023


Four Muller brothers from the Eastern Free State - Michael, Chris, Pieter and Lodewyk (known as Lool) - fought for the Orange Free State against the British in the Anglo-Boer War and were then held as prisoners of war. Three of the four kept a diary.

"A precious and rare publication ... The moving stories of love, longing and suffering provide valuable new insights into tumultuous times that helped shape South Africa." Max du Preez

Journalist, broadcaster and former academic Dr Beverley Roos-Muller is co-author, with her late husband, Prof Ampie Muller, of Vuur in sy fingers, about his father-in-law, the poet NP Van Wyk Louw.