Heart of Whiteness: Afrikaners Face Black Rule in the New South Africa
Based on more than 120 interviews, remarkable for their depth and candor, this revelatory work exposes the heart of the white tribe of Africa, its demons, terrors, and saviors. Goodwin and Schiff present the myriad voices of Afrikaners, from the head of the Broederbond to novelists to church leaders. The interviews document a people haunted by their past murderous deeds and coercive ideology, yet still clinging to power. Here, too, are the words of a few amazing Afrikaners who fought long and hard against vicious odds to save their people's reputation, soul, and humanity. Defeated by the British in 1902 in the Anglo-Boer War, poverty-stricken in the twenties and thirties, the Afrikaner Nationalists instituted apartheid midcentury, forcing millions of black people from "white" areas, jailing Nelson Mandela for twenty-seven years, and torturing and killing hundreds in the name of anticommunism. They used their religion to justify apartheid as God's will. Now God's will is slowly being changed. This book will help readers understand how Afrikaners could invent the biggest social engineering effort of this last half century; how they could justify it on religious grounds; why they are so fearful of blacks; why they are suspicious of outsiders; why some are obsessed with their language; why secrecy is second nature to many; and how they are embracing, resisting, aiding, and thwarting the ongoing transition.
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HEART OF WHITENESS: Afrikaners Face Black Rule in the New South AfricaUser Review - Kirkus
Another in the line of books on South Africa that have followed Allen Drury's ``A Very Strange Society'' by seeking to explain the country (or in this case the Afrikaners) mostly by letting people ... Read full review
Heart of whiteness: Afrikaners face Black rule in the New South AfricaUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Goodwin, a writer and former African correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, and husband Schiff (politics, Oberlin Coll.) interviewed over 125 Afrikaners in South Africa, selecting ... Read full review
Introducing the Afrikaners
A Conspiracy That Works
What Is an Afrikaner?
The Boer Inside Every Afrikaner
Close to the Blacks
E W Hear the Voice of Potchefstroom?
Changing Gods Will
The Afrikaans language
Romancing the Language
The Friendly Language
A Few Words About Women
Healthy Apartheid and Other Cliches
Scenery Dont Think About Politics
Scrambling to Keep Control
Paying the Price
How Apartheid Became Gods Will
Ostracism of a Volks Verraaier Traitor
Confidentially the Broederbond Runs the Church
Smashing Gnats with Bricks
Ugly Things Happened
Beating the Lizard
A Soldier Betrayed
Facing Black Rule
Down and Dirty in Phalaborwa
Can the Volk Change?
Hope and Its Shadow Doubt