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Rian Malan Discusses his "Traitor's Heart."

White South African writer Rian (rhymes with "neon") Malan. Malan is an Afrikaner, descendent of a family that settled in South Africa over three hundred years ago, and Malan's great-uncle was the chief architect of the Apartheid system. Malan only realized the horror of Apartheid after he became a crime reporter for a Johannesburg paper. What he learned led him to leave South Africa, and spend the next eight years in exile. Now Malan's written a book about his return to his homeland, called "My Traitor's Heart: A South African Exile Returns to Face His Country, His Tribe, and His Conscience."

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Other segments from the episode on January 30, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 30, 1989: Interview with Rian Malan; Commentary on Thom Bell; Interview with Kurtwood Smith; Review of Germaine Greer's memoir "Daddy, We Hardly Knew You."

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