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EXTRACT | 1986: A fascinating history of apartheid South Africa

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Cover of '1986' by William Dicey (Supplied)
Cover of '1986' by William Dicey (Supplied)

William Dicey in his new book '1986' explores life under apartheid. He chose the year because it was a pivotal one in our country's history. Starting on 1 January, Dicey has written a compelling diary of a terrible year. In this extract, he looks at 31 january when President P.W. Botha offered to free Nelson Mandela during his opening speech to parliament.

Bishop Tutu asked the obvious question: ‘What has Nelson’s release to do with Sakharov?’

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