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Buthelezi : A Biography - Ben Temkin


A Biography

Paperback Published: 29th June 2002
ISBN: 9780714682310
Number Of Pages: 415

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Born to a position as heir to a chieftainship and to the hereditary premiership of the Zulu people, Buthelezi began his career within the tribal confines of the Buthelezi and Usuthu tribes of Zululand. Here he learnt the Zulu traditions of tribal and national government while, at the same time, he was introduced to the complexities of South African politics through his close links with leaders of the African nationalist movements. Ben Temkin, Buthelezi's biographer, had the full co-operation of Chief Buthelezi in the writing of this book. There were interviews and discussions in KwaZulu and in Johannesburg, in offices, at the airport, in hotels, in private homes and even while they travelled between centres in KwaZulu. Private notes, tape recordings, copies of speeches and correspondence were all made available while, over a period of more than a year, the author became a member of Buthelezi's entourage at numerous functions. Recent events including the country's elections and the evidence that was heard by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission are also covered. Out of their understanding for each other was born this book, the story of a black man, a politician, his people and the other peoples of South Africa.

List of Illustrationsp. viii
Prefacep. xi
Note on language usagep. xviii
The Buthelezi family treep. xix
The Zulu Family Treep. xx
The Buthelezip. 1
The Early Yearsp. 15
The Studentp. 26
The Chiefp. 40
Challenge 1957-1958p. 53
Protest 1959-1961p. 66
Home and Abroad 1962-1964p. 80
Bitter Years 1965-1967p. 95
In The Cold 1968-1970p. 104
A New Platform 1970-1971p. 115
The Newsmaker 1972p. 129
Black Consciousness and Inkatha 1973-1975p. 140
Soweto--The Split in the Ranks 1976-1979p. 176
To the Rubicon 1980-1985p. 209
Taking the Initiative--The Kwazulu/Natal Indaba 1986p. 237
Mandela is Free 1987-1990p. 249
The Record of Understanding 1990-1992p. 265
Towards the First People's Election 1993-1994p. 288
King and Country 1994-1996p. 306
Building on Strength 1997-1999p. 332
Charting a Coursep. 353
Source Notesp. 363
The agreement between the ANC and the Royal House of KwaZulu 8 April 1994p. 393
Appendixp. 395
Bibliographyp. 397
Indexp. 399
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ISBN: 9780714682310
ISBN-10: 0714682314
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 415
Published: 29th June 2002
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.56 x 15.29  x 3.25
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1