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Voëlvry: The Movement That Rocked South Africa

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In what the Cape Times described as 'an unprecedented orgy of Afrikaner anarchy', the Alternative Afrikaans Music Movement unleashed Boere Beatlemania among the youth and apoplexy within the Afrikaner establishment. At a time when South Africa was embroiled in the Border wars, PW Botha was Die Groot Krokodil and Potchefstroom University was debating whether dancing was a s ...more
Hardcover, 239 pages
Published by Zebra Press
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Apr 29, 2012 Tim rated it it was amazing
I am too close to the subject to give this an objective review, but my dad, who is 88 and knows zilch about rock music, loved it too. It gives a really good preamble on the history of South Africa, and particularly the Afrikaner, so the overseas reader won't be in the dark.

It's a fascinating look at an incredibly turbulent time in South Africa, dealing with the musicians who hammered the final nail in the regime's coffin. I was privileged to be a close spectator, with my camera in hand, and it's
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Pat Hopkins was a history and political science graduate from the former University of Natal, now the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He was an award-winning travel journalist and author and co-author of more than 18 books, including Place: A Collection of South African Travel and Landscape Quotations, 101 Beloved Bars of Southern Africa, Voëlvry: The Movement That Rocked South Africa, all published ...more
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