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Verwoerd: My Journey through Family Betrayals

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When, in the 1990s, Wilhelm Verwoerd spoke out against his grandfather's racist policies, his father called him a traitor. After many years of working in Northern Ireland, brokering peace between former enemies, he returns to his homeland to make his own peace. Back home, as he listens to his black neighbours' and friends' painful stories of the past, he struggles to recon ...more
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Published May 6th 2019 by Tafelberg
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In my last journeys, for a while, on autobiographies I decided on Verwoerd’s A journey through Betrayal’s to challenge myself to read a book that is so far fetched from my reality and something I could never get clarity on. This book, to my understanding, is the intimate look at Wilhelm Verwoerd, and his journey to understanding what his Surname entails.

I read, to understand and this understanding to me became paramount in understanding South Africa. In this journey of reconciliation, we see the
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