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Asking for Trouble: The Autobiography of a Banned Journalist

by Donald Woods

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    Tinwara: Brink's novel is the counterpart of Woods story, in fiction. It's touching and makes you wonder how you would have acted in such a situation.
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I read this in the summer before college, partially because I was interested in the politics of South Africa at the time. Woods' transformation and the brutal episode with his children being given shirts with ninhydrin have stuck with me since. ( )
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The transition from a Xhora speaking white boy in the Transkei to the internationally known anti apartheid journalist and defender of Steve Biko is related in fascinating detail. The account of his escape from South Africa in 1977 is as gripping as any thriller. The book is indexed and provides a personal but nonetheless devastating condemnation of the South African government?s methods of preventing criticism of its policies.… (more)

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