UNDENIABLE, memoir of a covert war

: Garson (P.)

R 280.00
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341pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2020. 


An account of Philippa Garson's time at the Weekly Mail newspaper in the early 1990s, where she covered the civil war between Inkatha and the ANC-aligned communities and, together with her colleagues Mondli Makhanya, Kevin Carter, Eddie Kock, Anton Harber and others, discovered the involvement of a Third Force.

"...captures the determination of the Weekly Mail newspaper to unmask those fuelling the violence and expose state complicity, reminding us how bloody was this peaceful transition and how precarious the outcome. She evokes - in a deeply personal, honest and moving account - the ordinary people who, away from the media spotlight, paid a heavy price to bring us democracy." Anton Harber, co-founder and former editor, Mail & Guardian

"An important and riveting slice of South African history told by someone who was right there at the ringside." Mondli Makhanya, editor of City Press

Philippa Garson now lives in New York.