Book of the week: A blueprint of principles

2008-04-30 00:00

He grew up in a working-class Cape Town suburb and left school at 14 without his parents’ knowledge. In spite of this Alex Boraine has led a remarkably influential life. Within 25 years he had completed his university education with a doctorate and changed his world view from that of a fundamentalist preacher to liberal president of the Methodist Church.

Boraine writes well and often with humour. He recalls his period of ministry in the western Transvaal travelling on a bicycle and in Pondoland on a motorbike and in a recalcitrant car; and remembers how George Soros’s cat got to their lunch first on a New York funding trip. But covering more recent times and his involvement with transitional justice he seems to have fallen back on lecture notes. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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