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Title: Birth. The Conspiracy to Stop the '94 Election
Author: Peter Harris
Cape Town, South Africa 2010
ISBN 9781415201022 / ISBN 978-1-4152-0102-2
Softcover, 15x22 cm, 288 pages
The country was ablaze. There were bomb blasts, massacres, assassinations. The right wing wanted a Volkstaat; Inkatha wanted secession for KwaZulu and was prepared to fight for it. It was a time fraught with danger. It was a time loaded with possibility. Peter Harris saw it all from the inside. In January 1994 he was seconded to the newly formed Independent Electoral Commission with South Africa's first democratic election only three months away.
A dedicated group of people tasked with the impossible. This story - enthralling, moving, thrilling - reveals the forces at work behind the scenes. Those intent on destruction, those committed to delivering an election against the odds, and a conspiracy to strike at the heart of the election. Birth is about a vulnerable moment. It is about a nation staring into the abyss as it steps out to determine its future.
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