SAJS describes Drinking with Ghosts as a powerful work

The South African Journal of Science has reviewed the book Drinking with ghosts: The aftermath of apartheid's dirty war. Written by Michael Schmidt, the book is published by BestRed, an imprint of HSRC Press.

You can read the review by Iain Edwards on the SAJS website at:

“A critical, independent and investigative press is the lifeblood of any democracy” – Nelson Mandela, 1994.

The South African press has been pushed into a precarious position by factors such as the Secrecy Bill, which pose a direct to threat to media freedom. Not since the apartheid era have journalists been faced with such a blatant attack on their right to disseminate information – particularly information relating to the state.

Drinking with Ghosts: The Aftermath of Apartheid’s Dirty War is a powerful work dealing with South Africa’s violent political struggles, its political transition, and the ways dark and secret pasts continue to haunt post-1994 South Africa. South Africa’s modern political history is covered in an ever-increasing number of books, both scholarly and more popular.

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