Book awards: Alan Paton Award

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White Tribe Dreaming: Apartheid's Bitter Roots as Witnessed 8 Generations Afrikaner Family by Marq de Villiers1989
The Dead Will Arise: Nongqawuse and the Great Xhosa Cattle-Killing Movement of 1856-7 by J. B. Peires1990
The Soft Vengeance of a Freedom Fighter by Albie Sachs1991
The Scramble for Africa: 1876–1912 by Thomas Pakenham1992
Tramp Royal by Tim Couzens1993
Return to Paradise by Breyten Breytenbach1994
Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela1995
The Calling of Katie Makanya: A Memoir of South Africa by Margaret McCord1996
The Seed Is Mine: The Life of Kas Maine, a South African Sharecropper, 1894-1985 by Charles van Onselen1997
Africa: A Biography of the Continent by John Reader1998
Bram Fischer: Afrikaner Revolutionary by Stephen Clingman1999
Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa by Antjie Krog1999
Mandela: The Authorized Biography by Anthony Sampson2000
Een mond vol glas by Henk van Woerden2001
The Dressing Station: A Surgeon's Chronicle of War and Medicine by Jonathan Kaplan2002
Midlands: A Very South African Murder by Jonny Steinberg2003
A Human Being Died That Night: A South African Woman Confronts the Legacy of Apartheid by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela2004
The Number: One Man's Search for Identity in the Cape Underworld and Prison Gangs by Jonny Steinberg2005
Aidsafari: A Memoir of My Journey with Aids by Adam Levin2006
Portrait with Keys: The City of Johannesburg Unlocked by Ivan Vladislavić2007
Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred by Mark Gevisser2008
In a Different Time: The inside story of the Delmas four by Peter Harris2009
The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law by Albie Sachs2010
The Unlikely Secret Agent by Ronnie Kasrils2011
Stones against the mirror : friendship in the time of the South African struggle by Hugh Lewin2012
Endings & Beginnings: A Story of Healing by Redi Tlhabi2013
A Rumour of Spring: South Africa after 20 Years of Democracy by Max Du Preez2014
Askari: A Story of Collaboration and Betrayal in the Anti-apartheid Struggle by Jacob Dlamini2015
Rape: A South African Nightmare by Pumla Dineo Gqola2016
Murder at Small Koppie: The Real Story of South Africa's Marikana Massacre by Greg Marinovich2017

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The Alan Paton Award — named for the author of Cry, The Beloved Country — has been conferred annually since 1989 for meritorious works of non-fiction. Sponsored by the Johannesburg weekly the Sunday Times, recipients represent the cream of contemporary South African writers who produce works that are judged to demonstrate

elegance of writing
illumination of truthfulness, especially those forms of it which are new, delicate, unfashionable and fly in the face of power
intellectual and moral integrity



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