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EXCERPT | ‘I am no longer the same man’ – 491 days in Equatorial Guinea’s brutal Black Beach prison

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Black Beach: 491 Days in One of Africa’s Most Brutal Prisons by Daniel Janse van Rensburg and Tracey Pharoah. (Penguin)
Black Beach: 491 Days in One of Africa’s Most Brutal Prisons by Daniel Janse van Rensburg and Tracey Pharoah. (Penguin)

BOOK: Black Beach: 491 Days in One of Africa’s Most Brutal Prisons by Daniel Janse van Rensburg and Tracey Pharoah (Penguin)

In 2013, South African businessman Daniel Janse van Rensburg went to Equatorial Guinea to finalise an airline contract – but within days he found himself in the country’s most notorious prison. How did he survive? And how did he eventually get out? In this excerpt from Janse van Rensburg’s book, Black Beach: 491 Days in One of Africa’s Most Brutal Prisons (Penguin), written with Tracey Pharoah, he tells of his early days in the horrifying jail.

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