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Murderer in the Family

Rian Malan

‘I know you are interested in my ancestors, so maybe this should begin in the very beginning, in the year 1688, when a lone Malan named Jacques stepped ashore at the foot of Table Mountain.’

Rian Malan

Rian Malan was born into a prominent Afrikaner family and worked as a journalist until deciding to leave South Africa in 1977. His books include My Traitor’s Heart, an extract of which appeared in Granta 25 as ‘Murderer in the Family’.

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