Pale Native: Memories of a Renegade Reporter

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Zebra Press, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 388 pages
The entire political landscape of South Africa has changed since Max du Preez published his much-acclaimed book Pale Native: Memories of a Renegade Reporter in 2003. This revised, updated edition has new chapters on the 'bloodless coup' of Polokwane, the demise (and updated assessment) of Thabo Mbeki, the rise of Jacob Zuma and the 2009 election, as well as the controversies in Afrikaner culture and politics.

A fascinating analysis of southern African politics from a skilled reporter who has seen it first hand. A rollicking story peopled with generals and guerrillas, presidents and hit men. Reported with the uncompromising, outspoken frankness that has won Max du Preez admiration and got him into trouble with the new government as well as the old.

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About the author (2010)

MAX DU PREEZ is one of South Africa's foremost investigative journalists. After working as a political correspondent for various newspapers, he founded Vrye Weekblad, South Africa's first anti-apartheid Afrikaans newspaper, in 1988, and in the 1990s he launched the television programs Special Report on the Truth Commission and Special Assignment. Max's documentary film on King Moshoeshoe, The Renaissance King, aired on South African television in 2004. His books include Pale Native, Of Lovers, Warriors and Prophets, Oranje Blanje Blues and Of Tricksters, Tyrants and Turncoats. He is currently a political columnist for various newspapers and websites.

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