Pik Botha And His Times by Theresa PapenfusPik Botha And His Times by Theresa Papenfus

Pik Botha And His Times

byTheresa Papenfus

Paperback | July 27, 2016

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This biography reads like a novel: exciting, moving and humorous. It is the story of an inspiring politician who wrote verses on the back of cigarette boxes, a minister with the finesse of a battering ram, a peacemaker, and ambassador who never had to take "No" for an answer, and a man who was happiest when sitting next to a campfire in the bush. And it is far more.

Theresa Papenfus depicts Botha against the broader political and social background of his time. This work is also an account of a tempestuous period in South African history. New facts are revealed on events such as the aviation disaster in which samora Machel was killed. The research covers a formidable range of sources, including personal interviews and correspondence with authoritative and prominent South African and international figures. And then there are Pik Botha's verses, personal documents and the numerous interviews he granted.

Valuable. Thorough. Absorbing. ' Jeanette Ferreira, literary critic, editor and writer...." An authoritative source of information ... that could never be ignored ... direct, with no mincing of words or empty praise ... a work that attests to intensive research and broad knowledge, sensitive but without sentimentality or obfuscation.' Marinus Wiechers, Professor Emeritus of Constitutional , International and Indigenous Law and former principal, Unisa. ...' "History owes her a favor for writing this book. I enjoyed it immensely.' Peter Sullivan, former editor of The Star and Group Editor-in-Chief, Independent Newspapers, South Africa.
Theresa Papenfus was born in Villiersdorp, Western Cape, South Africa. She is a graduate of Stellenbosch University and started her career as a journalist at one of South Africa's leading Afrikaans newspapers. In the early 1990's she became a publisher at one of the oldest South African publishing houses and started her own house, Lite...
Title:Pik Botha And His TimesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:July 27, 2016Publisher:Casemate IpmLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1920188347

ISBN - 13:9781920188344