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Apartheids Child, Freedoms Son Kin Bentley

Apartheids Child, Freedoms Son

Kin Bentley

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This is an autobiography by a white South African opposed to apartheid who was conscripted into the apartheid army in the late 1970s. He studied fine art, worked for the opposition Progressive Federal Party and later, in the turbulent 1980s, as aMoreThis is an autobiography by a white South African opposed to apartheid who was conscripted into the apartheid army in the late 1970s. He studied fine art, worked for the opposition Progressive Federal Party and later, in the turbulent 1980s, as a reporter on the Evening Post and Eastern Province Herald. Eventually, the change to a democratic, non-racial South Africa to which he had dedicated himself came about - ironically at a time when he was working in London as a correspondent for the SA Morning Group of newspapers.So, from having been born into apartheid, he was later to celebrate the release of Nelson Mandela and other incarcerated ANC leaders and the collapse of apartheid. From 1994, when the first non-racial elections were held, he worked as a sub-editor on the Herald, as many changes, not all of them positive, were implemented under the new regime. The book is illustrated copiously with drawings by the artist and photographs capturing something of this dramatic turning point in South Africas history.