The Afrikaners: Biography of a People

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C. Hurst, 2003 - Afrikaners - 698 pages
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This work is a biography of the Afrikaner people by historian and journalist Herman Giliomee, one of the earliest and staunchest Afrikaner opponents of apartheid. Weaving together life stories and historical interpretation, he creates a narrative history of the Afrikaners from their beginnings with the colonisation of the Cape of Good Hope by the Dutch East India Company to the dismantling of apartheid and beyond.

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User Review  - Gordon Greaves - Goodreads

Still reading but a phenomenal work on an amazing people. Given me a lot of new insights into the backstory of Afrikaners. Warts and all, one cannot help but admire this resilient, enduring people ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mhd - Goodreads

I read the first 27 pages: good, but maybe too detailed. I do want to try again someday. HIGHLY recommended by a South African I met. Read full review

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Hermann Giliomee is Professor of History at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

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