MY TRAITOR'S HEART, blood and bad dreams: a South African explores the madness in his country, his tribe, and himself

: Malan (R.)

R 345.00
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519pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (1990) 2015


A reprint of writer and journalist Rian Malan's memoir, with a new introduction by the author.

"A tragic masterpiece and a classic of our time" Time Out

"The remorseless exercise of a reporter's anguished conscience gives us a South Africa we thought we knew all about: but we knew nothing." John Le Carré

Rian Malan was born in 1954. In the 1970s he went to work as a crime reporter on a Johannesburg daily, and encountered the poverty, injustice and violence caused by apartheid. In 1977 he fled to the USA to avoid military service. On his return in the late 1980s he wrote this book. Rian Malan is also the author of "Resident Alien", a collection of his articles and essays. He lives in Johannesburg.