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The Oxford History of South Africa, Part 2

I started reading The Oxford History of South Africa slightly over a year ago, and while it has been very interesting and rewarding to learn more of the history of my country, this two-volume tome is anything but an easy read. The text is dry, academic, densely printed and the pages are thin and numerous.

I am glad that I managed to finish it, however. I was once again impressed by the objective and impartial account given of events (especially given that this history was written in the late 1960′s), and am now much better informed about the development of South Africa.

I do, however, now need to find a reliable and unbiased history which covers the years after 1966 (as this only continues till then) – a task which, I fear, will not be trivial :-)

One Comment

  1. Posted 21 Jan ’11 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    I really appreciate your sentence: “The text is dry, academic, densely printed and the pages are thin and numerous.” :)

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