In the Heart of the Whore

The Story of Apartheid's Death Squads

Author: Jacques Pauw

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Category: Death squads

Page: 309

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Apartheid's Friends

The Rise and Fall of South Africa's Secret Service

Author: James Sanders

Publisher: John Murray Pubs Limited

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Category: History

Page: 539

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Very little has been written about the South African secret intelligence, but revelations to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the new culture of confessions now make that possible. James Sanders has gathered classified documents and interviewed ex-operatives since 1997 and has pieced together an extraordinary, unsavoury picture of the Intelligence Service, both inside South Africa and overseas. He reveals evidence of state-sponsored murder not only to intimidate the ANC but also to allow hard men within the police and the armed forces to let off steam. He reveals that Republican political candidates in the US were assisted in elections against anti-Apartheid Democrats. He shows that South Africa supplied Argentina with weapons during the Falklands War and that Harold Wilson's surprising outbursts, when he claimed that South African intelligence agents were trying to bring down his government, were based on hard evidence. At operational level, South African Intelligence had intimate links with counterparts in the CIA, British Intelligence, and other agencies worldwide. Apartheid's Friends not only provides an insight into a dark area of South Africa's past, it is also an important contribution to the international history of secret service.

Anton Lubowski

Paradox of a Man

Author: Molly Lubowski

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Category: Biography

Page: 147

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Thesaurus of Traditional English Metaphors

Author: P.R. Wilkinson

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 896

View: 382

This fascinating collection of traditional metaphors and figures of speech, groups expressions according to theme. The second edition includes over 1,500 new entries, more information on first known usages, a new introduction and two expanded indexes. It will appeal to those interested in cultural history and the English language.

Bataille

Author: Fred Botting

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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One of the most profound thinkers of the twentieth century, Georges Bataille has only recently come to prominence in the Anglophone academy, partly through the influence of post-structuralism. Once seen as no more than a philosopher of eroticism and a writer of avant-garde pornography, Bataille is emerging as an absolutely central figure to discussions of culture, economy, subjectivity and difference. Batailleis the first volume of its kind to offer lucid, diverse and relevant examples of the ways of reading literary and cultural texts in the light of Bataille's work. The essays explore the significance of Bataillean notions like heterology, general economy, transgression and eroticism, through detailed readings of Shakespearean, Elizabethan and Jacobean literature; in analyses of Gothic and postmodern fiction; and in critiques of popular culture, rock music and Hollywood movies. In order to make Bataillean notions more comprehensible to contemporary readers, his concepts are situated in relation to the ideas of renowned critical and cultural theorists like Baudrillard, Deleuze, Derrida, Kristeva, Lacan, as well as Hegel, Freud, Nietzsche and Marx. Here the influence of Bataille is outlined in intellectual and historical terms and the significance of his work can be seen for both contemporary and futural modes of cultural analysis.

Into the Heart of the Whore

The Story of Apartheid's Death Squads

Author: Jacques Pauw

Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers

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Category: History

Page: 346

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The ongoing assassinations of anti-apartheid activists led to rumours that some kind of third force must be responsible. The South African government flatly denied any involvement. All investigations of the matter were met with stony silence. The first crack in the wall came with the publication by the Vrye Weekblad newspaper of the extraordinary story of Dirk Coetzee, former Security Branch Captain. His tale of murder, kidnapping, bombing and poisoning provided corroboration of the shocking confessions made by Almond Nofemela on death row. Slowly the dark secret started unravelling under the probing of determined journalists. In the Heart of the Whore introduces the reader to the secret underworld of the death squads. It explains when and why they were created, who ran them, what methods they employed, who the victims and perpetrators were. Jacques Pauw was more closely involved with the subject than any other person outside the police and armed forces. In this groundbreaking work he looks at the devastating effect of the secret war on the opponents of apartheid as well as the corrosive effects on the people who committed these crimes.

Jarren Heartwood

Author: D.K. Hansen

Publisher: Nirwood Publishing

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Category: Fiction

Page: 411

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Betrayed. Orphaned. Consumed by vengeance. Young Jarren Heartwood's only chance of survival is to join the Shadow Academy elites, the enemy of his enemy, to destroy the fire mages known as the flares. A darkness is creeping across Elonia, destroying hope and creating a malevolent society where the weakest are guaranteed a miserable existence, and the factions that are supposed to defend and protect only create more despair while searching out ways to become more powerful. Jarren Heartwood’s secretive mother raised him on fear of the Academy and the flares, but infused his life with love and fanciful tales as they scraped by in their brutal city of Nirwood. At the age of ten, he suddenly has his mother ripped away, leaving him fending for himself. To survive and avenge his mother, he turns to the Shadow Academy assassins. After seven years of brutality and callousness, Jarren has become the vengeful killer needed to take out his enemies. When an assignment comes along that should rocket him through the Academy ranks, he jumps at it. However, not all is as it seems, and the very magical forest that haunts him unveils a world he knew nothing about but is very much entangled with. Jarren must reevaluate everything he thought he knew, for magic and myths are very much alive, and revelations about his childhood and family rock him to the core. Quadrant of Balance is a four-book fantasy odyssey following the monumental challenges faced by Jarren and his companions to save Elonia from the dark curse. Are you a fan of the adventure and mystery of Sanderson and like the magic and fast-paced combat of Salvatore? Then you will love Quadrant of Balance - Jarren Heartwood. Join Jarren today in exploring Elonia to uncover the mysteries of the Rot and the Quadrant of Balance. --- Silverstar editorial review --- https://www.silverstarreview.com/ RATING:- 5 STARS GENRE:- Teen ~YA FICTION AUTHOR:- D.K. Hansen This review may contain spoilers. I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It is written well without visible grammatical or spelling errors. This book flows medium to fast pace read with a perfect satisfying delivery. First of all, I liked how the Author crafted the main character, very relatable to anyone. From the event of his birth all the way to his coming of age, Jarren's life journey is like no other. The story of the circumstances of why he is losing his childhood innocence, is a tad heartbreaking. However, Jarren has guts, and decides that he is going to straighten the wrongs by becoming an assassin. The entire book is character driven. I loved that. Here the Author created an amazing world where the magic rot is destroying the character's world. The elite assassins training program and the participants are ruthless and may turn our main character into a cold ruthless human being, but the author here brilliantly gives us hints and clues that Jarren has more heart and fairness than most. This is an epic Hero's Journey, with a strong feeling of Assassins Creed theme meets A Court of thorn and roses with a male main character. Also the magical hidden world he finds he is part of, reminds me of the Spiderwick Chronicles. The Author turns the different fictional landscapes into something worthy of visiting. Jarren's world is intriguing, dangerous, and mysterious, as our protagonist discovers that everything he knows has been a lie. This is a story of life versus annihilation of all life. Elonia our mythical dryad world is in utmost danger. Frankly I could not put it down, despite the many life interruptions I have on a daily basis. I highly recommend this EPIC-adventure-fantasy story.