THE MAN BEHIND THE BEARD, Deneys Schreiner, a South African liberal life

: Dominy (G.)

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219pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2020


Deneys Schreiner (1923-2008), great nephew of Olive Schreiner, was an academic and scientist at the University of Natal from 1959. He served as Dean of the Faculty of Science, and in 1976 became Vice Principal of the Pietermaritzburg campus, a post from which he retired in 1987. He was a leading member of the SA Institute of Race Relations, a member of the 1961 Natal Convention and Chair of the Buthelezi Commission of 1980-82.

"An insightful historical account of the life and times of Deneys Schreiner. Not only should the story of Deneys be told because he belonged to the illustrious Schreiner family of social activists, but also because of his own role at critical periods in the history of our country and his contribution to the inauguration of a democratic South Africa." Blade Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

Graham Dominy is a Research Fellow in the Department of History at the University of South Africa.