The Last Trek-A New Beginning by F. W. De Klerk
The Autobiography

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An autobiography by the politician credited with dismantling apartheid in South Africa. The book explains what had motivated apartheid and how the system ended. It offers the author's thoughts on where South Africa is heading and what place the Afrikaner people might have in the new South Africa.
 

About F. W. De Klerk

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De Klerk was State President of South Africa from 1989 to 1994. In 1993 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela. He retired from politics in 1997.
 
Published January 8, 1999 by Macmillan. 432 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Yet de Klerk doesn—t shy away from discussing numerous times when he felt slighted or mistreated by Nelson Mandela, whom he depicts as engaging in especially brash and brutal politics (so different from the chummy confraternity of white rule) and also as much more bitter than the official hagiogr...

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Although this memoir contains far more political blow-by-blow than personal revelation, it will reward close reading. De Klerk, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela in 1993, puts himse

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In the book's second half, devoted to the ensuing negotiations about the shape of post-apartheid South Africa, de Klerk presents a highly negative portrait of Nelson Mandela, who criticized de Klerk regularly for the government contribution to the violence, even at the Nobel ceremony.

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