We Walk Straight So You Better Get Out the Way

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A work of deeply sensitive memories and reflections, this autobiography—a political history of the time—chronicles the turbulent life of a South African man. Including details of the author's childhood years, experiences while in the army, the loss of his father, and the memory of a nation, this book's delicate and finely tuned phrases appeal to the reader as the narrative twists and turns through time.

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Denis Hirson is an actor, a lecturer, and the author of The House Next Door to Africa and I Remember King Kong (The Boxer). 

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"A journey to a time and place that you'll savor long after you've put the book down."  —Jenny Crwys-Williams, Top Billing Magazine

"Timeless and time-bound in a single instant, it's a book about memory and forgetting."  Alex Dodd, Sunday Times

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