One thing the old and new South Africa have in common is a passion for inventing history. History is not seen as a dispassionate inquiry into what happened, but rather as part of political mobilisation promoting some form of collective self-interest. Not for one second do I pretend to know the whole or real story of what happened in the old South Africa, or what is happening in the new. I know that significant parts of what has been, or is being invented, are not the way I experienced them.

This is a personal reflection on a fascinating period  in my life which coincided with fundamental shifts in the political life of South Africa. I was fortunate to be in a position where I knew and had access to persons of influence across the political spectrum. This is my account of their interaction with each other and mine with them.

Frederick van Zyl Slabber

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Authored by Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert and published by Jonathan Ball Publishers of Johannesburg in 2006. Soft cover bound this First Edition copy is in Fine condition, covered in plastic and without a dust jacket. The size of the book is 198x124x17mm. ISBN 186842250X.

174pp incl index. Pages yellowing slightly from outside to in.115. Clean and well bound. No markings inscriptions or annotations.