Low Price Guarantee
We Take School POs
Contributor(s): Dicey, William (Author)

View larger image

ISBN: 1415210527     ISBN-13: 9781415210529
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
Retail: $18.00OUR PRICE: $13.14  
  Buy 25 or more:OUR PRICE: $12.06   Save More!
  Buy 100 or more:OUR PRICE: $11.52   Save More!

  WE WILL NOT BE UNDERSOLD!   Click here for our low price guarantee

Binding Type: Paperback
Published: April 2021
Temporarily out of stock - Will ship within 2 to 5 weeks
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- History | Africa - South - Republic Of South Africa
LCCN: 2022429527
Physical Information: 0.9" H x 5.4" W x 8.3" L (0.60 lbs) 304 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
1986 was a pivotal year in South African history. It was the year of the vigilante, the year of the necklace - but also the year the talking began. Drawing on newspaper articles, memoirs, and little-known histories, William Dicey presents a compelling diary of a very bad year. He focuses on ordinary people, showing what life was actually like under an authoritarian regime - from the six hours a day that black workers in KwaNdebele spent on buses to the rebel sporting tours that provided a distraction for white South Africans. Some stories foreshadow the miracle of 1990 - for instance, the deputy commander of Pollsmoor Prison takes Nelson Mandela on a scenic drive around Cape Town, years before his eventual release. Other stories shine a light on our current conflicts.

Written in crisp prose, 1986 is a model of historical excavation, deftly evoking the spirit of the times.
Customer ReviewsSubmit your own review
To tell a friend about this book, you must Sign In First!