Book: Dennis Beckett - Radical middle: Confessions of an accidental revolutionary

By Drum Digital
30 December 2010

When tension gripped South Africa in the 1980, Dennis Beckett wasn’t very popular for his views in his own publication, Frontline. He also wrote a column for Beeld, telling Afrikaners why they ought to drop apartheid, and another one in the Sowetan, giving the Afrikaner perspective to black people.

Both sides viewed him with suspicion as a result.

He writes with humour about his altercations with activists, the clergy, fellow journalists, politicians and businessmen.

We catch glimpses of his personal dealings with people such as Archbishop Emeritus Tutu, Mangosuthu Buthelezi and National Party politicians.

DRUM says: Wickedly funny at times with some shocking disclosures.

Radical middle: Confessions of an accidental revolutionary by Dennis Beckett

Tafelberg, R180

Rating: 3/5

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