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New York, N.Y. St. Martin's Press, 1999. First United States Edition, presumed first printing. Hardcover. xx, 412 pages. Small DJ flap tear. Signing event ephemera laid in. The author signed this book on the title page. Endpaper map. List of Illustrations, Preface, Introduction, Conclusion, and Index. The 35 chapters cover Roots; My Childhood; My Education; Law, Community and Politics; Parliament; John Vorster's Cabinet; Ministerial Career; The Split in the National Party; The Tricameral Parliament; The Constitutional Future of Black South Africans; The Total Onslaught; My Election as Leader of the National Party; President Botha's Departure from Politics; The First Months of My Presidency; The Pretoria Minute and the Birth of the New National Party; Violence and Operation Vula; Peace Initiatives and Commissions; Codesa 1; Governing the Country and the Referendum; Codesa II and Mass Action; The Record of Understanding; The Steyn Investigation; The Multiparty Negotiating Forum, Atom Bombs and Assassination; Progress Towards the Interim Constitution; The Nobel Peace Prize; The Zulus Ask for Independence; The Collapse of the Freedom Alliance; The IFP Comes on Board; The Election and the End of National Party Rule; The Government of National Unity; The New Constitution, Withdrawal from the Government of National Unity, Opposition and Retirement; Truth and Reconciliation; and With the Advantage of Hindsight. On becoming State President of South Africa in 1989, F. W. de Klerk set about dismantling apartheid. By releasing Mandela from prison in February 1990, he set in motion a chain of events which would lead to the first fully democratic elections in South Africa's history, on 27 April 1994.
New York: Doubleday, 2003. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, 294 pages. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. Inscription reads: To David-- Enjoy the Journey! Lynne Duke. Includes Author's Note, Finding My Way, The Dream, Mandela's Reality, In Need of Armor, Smoke and Mirrors, Comrades and Capitalists, Truth and Chains, The Elephants Fight, Mobutu's Fading Spots, Exit Mobutu, Lyrics of African Lives, Winniephobia, With Impunity, The Scramble for Congo, An African American Woman, Coffins and Whispers, Madiba's Twilight, Epilogue, Acknowledgments, and Index of Names and Places. For four years as her newspaper's Johannesburg bureau chief, Lynne Duke cut a rare figure as a black American woman foreign correspondent as she raced from story to story in numerous countries of central and southern Africa. From the battle zones of Congo-Zaire to the quest for truth and reconciliation in South Africa; from the teeming displaced person's camps of Angola and the killing fields of the Rwanda genocide to the calming Indian Ocean shores of Mozambique, Lynne Duke interviewed heads of state, captains of industry, activists, tribal leaders, medicine men and women, mercenaries, rebels, refugees, and ordinary, hard-working people. It is the people of Africa who fueled the hope and affection that drove Duke's reporting. The nobility of the ordinary African's struggles, so often absent from accounts of the continent, is at the heart of Duke's searing story.
New York: Harper & Row, c1986. First Edition. First Printing. Hardcover. 24 cm, 418 pages, illus., Name written on front flyleaf, edges soiled. William Finnegan (born 1952) is a staff writer at The New Yorker and well-known author of works of international journalism. He has specially addressed issues of racism and conflict in Southern Africa and politics in Mexico and South America, as well as poverty among youth in the United States, and is well known for his writing on surfing. In 1986, he was sent to Johannesburg, where he followed black reporters who gathered information for white reporters during Apartheid. This led to the 1988 publication of Dateline Soweto: Travels with Black South African Reporters. A Complicated War: The Harrowing of Mozambique, published in 1992, grew out of a series of correspondences about the war-torn nation for the magazine, and Finnegan's own travels throughout that war-torn nation.