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In Die Skadu Van 'N Legende: Deel 1

In Die Skadu Van 'N Legende: Deel 1

ISBN-13: 9781669874058
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This book is part of a set of four volumes (Part 1 in Afrikaans; Part 2, Volumes I to III mostly in English), entitled 'In the Shadow of a Legend.' Collectively they tell the story of six generations of a prominent Afrikaner family, direct descendants of the legendary Anglo-Boer War president Paul Krüger. While admittedly of limited interest to anyone who is focused only on the infamous Apartheid legacy of South Africa, this highly personalized pre-Apartheid history nevertheless provides extraordinary insight into the tortured lives of ordinary Afrikaners in the wake of their crushing defeat in the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902), which would undoubtedly be a contributing factor to the later social engineering policies and consequent political turmoil in the country. Part 2 presents the actual correspondence between Casper and Lily Krüger during the period 1916 to 1924, in the wake of the selective unification of some of the disparate parts of this subcontinent into the Union of South Africa under the British Empire. Edited by their grandson, Bernard Botes Krüger, these courtship letters of two young people from opposite sides of the political divide, written in their own hand (1,500 pages, in English), offer a glimpse into their life and times, serving as a poignant reminder to what extent this part of the world has inexorably altered over the past century.


  • | Author: Bernard Botes Krüger
  • | Publisher: Xlibris Us
  • | Publication Date: Apr 19, 2023
  • | Number of Pages: 480 pages
  • | Language: English
  • | Binding: Hardcover
  • | ISBN-10: 1669874052
  • | ISBN-13: 9781669874058
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