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Rerelease of Biography Pik Botha and His Times by Theresa Papenfus

Pik Botha and His TimesPik Botha En Sy TydPik Botha and His Times is a biography of Pik Botha, one of South Africa’s most colourful public figures, and at a stage the longest serving Foreign Minister in the world.

“ … a page-turner … certainly one of the most fascinating biographies written by a South African writer concerning a South African politician and can be highly recommended.” – Cyrus Smith, The Star, Pretoria News

“… Even in the broader literature, no book exists that covers these events together in one volume, and certainly not with anything approaching the depth and first-hand insight that Papenfus marshals. Pik Botha and his times is precisely the sort of book any writer on Southern African political history will want to have to hand for reference purposes if nothing else.” – Jamie Miller, University of Cambridge

“History owes her a favour for writing this book. I enjoyed it immensely.” – Peter Sullivan, former editor of The Star and Editor-in-chief, Independent Newspapers, SA.

About the author

Theresa Papenfus was born in Villiersdorp in the Western Cape and attended schools in Montagu and Worcester. After completing her studies at the University of Stellenbosch she worked for Beeld in Pretoria as a reporter.

As a young mother she undertook freelance work and found time for her own writing. She joined the publishers J.L. van Schaik as an editor, and later headed the general books section. In 2000 she started her own publishing business, Litera Publications.

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