My Traitors Heart

About the Author: Rian Malan

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  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • My Traitors Heart
  • Rian Malan
  • English
  • 10 November 2018
  • 0802136842

My Traitors Heart A Classic Of Literary Nonfiction, My Traitor S Heart Has Been Acclaimed As A Masterpiece By Readers Around The World Rian Malan Is An Afrikaner, Scion Of A Centuries Old Clan And Relative Of The Architect Of Apartheid, Who Fled South Africa After Coming Face To Face With The Atrocities And Terrors Of An Undeclared Civil War Between The Races This Book Is The Searing Account Of His Return After Eight Years Of Uneasy Exile Armed With New Insight And Clarity, Malan Explores Apartheid S Legacy Of Hatred And Suffering, Bearing Witness To The Extensive Physical And Emotional Damage It Has Caused To Generations Of South Africans On Both Sides Of The Color Line Plumbing The Darkest Recesses Of The White And Black South African Psyches, Malan Ultimately Finds His Way Toward The Light Of Redemption And Healing My Traitor S Heart Is An Astonishing Book Beautiful, Horrifying, Profound, And Impossible To Put Down.

10 thoughts on “My Traitors Heart

  1. Petra X says:

    At its heart this book has the problem, what to do when you utterly despise your racist father who advocates violence as a solution when you love him terribly, terribly much It isn t a solveable dilemma Rian, who despite his upbringing, isn t at all racist, leaves the country so he won t have to face it on a day to day basis, but eventually returns to his homeland, because it is his home, and learns to live with the discordance in his heart Some reviewers have seen it as a book about the end t At its heart this book has the problem, what to do when you utterly despise your racist father who advocates violence as a solution when you love him terribly, terribly much It isn t a solveable dilemma Rian, who despite his upbringing, isn t at all racist, leaves the country so he won t have to face it on a day to day basis, but eventually returns to his homeland, because it is his home, and learns to live with the discordance in his heart Some reviewers have seen it as a book about the end times of apartheid, others as the views of the liberal son versus the hardlin...

  2. Orsodimondo says:

    COME SI COMBATTE L APARTHEID SE QUELLI PER CUI LO FAI TI VOGLIONO MORTO PERCH SEI BIANCO Secondo me i giornalisti, dal momento che sono costretti a contare le parole per fare entrare i loro articoli in spazi precisi, quando hanno un libro sotto le mani perdono qualsiasi controllo e ritegno un altro esempio Quando un coccodrillo mangia il sole del giornalista Peter Godwin.Rian Malan sbrodola gli stessi concetti una, due, tre e pi volte si ripete, affastella storie, di ognuna racconta l COME SI COMBATTE L APARTHEID SE QUELLI PER CUI LO FAI TI VOGLIONO MORTO PERCH SEI BIANCO Secondo me i giornalisti, dal momento che sono costretti a contare le parole per fare entrare i loro articoli in spazi precisi, quando hanno un libro sotto le mani perdono qualsiasi controllo e ritegno un altro esempio Quando un coccodrillo mangia il sole del giornalista Peter Godwin.Rian Malan sbrodola gli stessi concetti una, due, tre e pi volte si ripete, affastella storie, di ognuna racconta l antefatto e descrive tutti i personaggi, con l ovvio effetto di annacquare il racconto, di perdere in incisivit Voto sulla sintesi 0.Voto sull analisi molto alto invece E sull originalit del suo punto di vista E sulla qualit del suo racconto E sull interesse che il racconto suscita.Ma 413 pagine sono davvero troppe paradossalmente, se l avesse raccontato a qualcuno in grado di scrivere come si deve, il libro avrebb...

  3. Helen (Helena/Nell) says:

    I think this is an essential book Essential, I mean, for any human being who tries to understand the human condition what we are, what we may be Not that this is ever comprehensible but .I don t know how to begin this review In the front of the book, which my son gave me, he has written in his small backwards sloping hand This book is messed up and I think you will find it fascinating A real example of someone telling a story because it s the only way something can be said He was righ I think this is an essential book Essential, I mean, for any human being who tries to understand the human condition what we are, what we may be Not that this...

  4. Richard says:

    In the final pages of this book, author Rian Malan confesses that the book didn t turn out to be what he originally intended, and I can see where he s coming from It appears at the beginning to be a personal account of his experiences with, and feelings about, apartheid But Malan is a journalist, and he ends up, as journalists do, talking with various people and relating their experiences And that, I think, made it a better book than it would have been otherwise Mal...

  5. Joe says:

    Wow I can honestly say I ve never read a book like this one.The book begins, apparently, with the intent of the author a white South African writing in the late 80 s to trace his family through South African history to its the earliest events The author, a self confessed white liberal who detests apartheid, writes of his famous ancestors with a deeply critical eye.However, as the book progresses the author uncovers mysterious, unresolvable contradictions in the lives of his ancestors and fin Wow I can honestly say I ve never read a book like this one.The book begins, apparently, with the intent of the author a white South African writing in the late 80 s to trace his family through South African history to its the earliest events The author, a self confessed white liberal who detests apartheid, writes of his famous ancestors with a deeply critical eye.However, as the book progresses the author uncovers mysterious, unresolvable contradictions in the lives of his ancestors and finds them in his own life as well He flees South Africa s agonizing paradoxes and lives in Los Angeles for about 8 years before his conscience forces him to come home And South Africa, he realizes, truly is his home, a truth he wrestles with endlessly.Each page brings a new perplexing observation and each chapter reveals some unbelievable new layer of apartheid s relentless horror Rian unc...

  6. David Wurzburg says:

    I LOVE THIS BOOK a narrative non fiction about the racial social political contradictions of post Apartheid South Africa written by a very uniquely historically placed Afrikaner who is always at struggle with his place i...

  7. Moushine Zahr says:

    This book, written by a white Boer South African journalist specialized on crime, is a non fiction novel divided in 3 parts the first past is about the author s family, the Malan family, which had been in South Africa for 3 centuries The author describes how many of his ancestors had racist views relationships and behaviors against the native black south African while the author believes he is totaly different from them, but not too different Through the text, the readers can feel how the au This book, written by a white Boer South African journalist specialized on crime, is a non fiction novel divided in 3 parts the first past is about the author s family, the Malan family, which had been in South Africa for 3 centuries The author describes how many of his ancestors had racist views relationships and behaviors against the native black south African while the author believes he is totaly different from them, but not too different Through the text, the readers can feel how the author is confused and hesitant about the situation in South Africa in the second part of the novel, after the return of the author from self imposed exile, during the second half of the 1980 s, he wrote extensively about the too many violent crimes committed in South Africa Boer white against Black natives, White boss against black employees, black natives agai...

  8. Josh Friedlander says:

    Growing up as a white South African, my upbringing was quite similar to Rian Malan s There was one crucial distinction I lived in the free , post apartheid South Africa, where the miracle of democracy had given everyone the right to vote, live where they pleased, and earn a living wage Everyone was relieved that we had gotten rid of our great moral burden, and we could finally just be a remote, peaceful nation, welcoming tourists to our wine routes and game reserves.Except that things still Growing up as a white South African, my upbringing was quite similar to Rian Malan s There was one crucial distinction I lived in the free...

  9. Doreen Petersen says:

    There s really nothing to say about this book I think my rating says it all.

  10. Margitte says:

    A shocking synopsis of a turbulent time in South African history,very well written and an honest account of the white psyche, both liberal and conservative, when the last bastion of colonialism crashed down amidst international sanctions which was the only way to bringthe most powerful government down The former government could not be beaten in any type of war effort from the outside.Malan, however, demonstrates how these actual events were withheld by way of a moratorium on the press from the A shocking synopsis of a turbulent time in South African history,very well written and an honest account ...