Birth - 9781415201022

Un libro in lingua di Peter Harris edito da Random House Struik, 2010

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"It is Thursday, 20 January 1994 and I am being interviewed by IEC commissioners Dikgang Moseneke, Helen Suzman and Frank Chikane. The election date is a shade over three months away. An election of similar proportions in a developing country would normally take between eighteen months and two years to arrange. But in South Africa, we do it in our normal way, at the last minute and on a wing and a prayer. I think, as I sit there with my interviewers, that this election will require nothing less than divine intervention."

"Two black street children hurry after the men and tell them. `Mr. that car that you have parked there, it's burning.' One of the men stops, looks at them, and casually answers. `It's not burning, there's a bomb inside.' He disappears around the corner, leaving the street kids staring at the smoke coming from the car. It is ten to ten on Sunday morning, 24 April 1994."

"At the IEC, time becomes a rare commodity. So rare that I cling to every minute, every second, clutching desperately at moments as they slip past. Every second brings us closer to the day. Election day. If this doesn't succeed, the country will burn."

"Then my bleeper goes ... It's a message from the operations centre at the IEC: `You need to get here now. We have a real problem, we've found something.' It is Tuesday, 3 May 1994."

Informazioni bibliografiche

  • Titolo del Libro in lingua: Birth
  • Sottotitolo: The Conspiracy to Stop the '94 Election
  • Lingua: English
  • AutorePeter Harris
  • Editore: Random House Struik
  • Collana:  (Paperback)
  • Data di Pubblicazione: 15 Novembre '10
  • Genere: HISTORY
  • Pagine: 287
  • ISBN-10: 1415201021
  • EAN-13: 9781415201022