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The background to my based-on-truth novel "Train in the Distance", about life in apartheid South Africa and Intifada Israel. I will take you through each chapter, explaining the background to the people and events, and revealing what was truth...what was fiction.

The background to my based-on-truth novel "Train in the Distance", about life in apartheid South Africa and Intifada Israel. I will take you through each chapter, explaining the background to the people and events, and revealing what was truth...what was fiction.
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Israel

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The background to my based-on-truth novel "Train in the Distance", about life in apartheid South Africa and Intifada Israel. I will take you through each chapter, explaining the background to the people and events, and revealing what was truth...what was fiction.

Twitter:

@elesbe

Language:

English

Contact:

+972546782438


Episodes

Episode 4 - Family Photographs

10/2/2019
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In this episode I’m going to introduce you to “died-in-the-wool” Afrikaners: true men and women of the land, whose forebears came to South Africa from many parts of Europe to create a new life, a new nation. Afrikaners were always vilified as the “villains” of South Africa – mainly by the English-speaking and international community who portrayed them as oppressors, persecutors, nationalistic, crude and intransigent. They were scorned them as unsophisticated, vulgar, simple-minded. But the...

Duration:00:24:03

Episode 1 - Execution in the Morning: Revised

9/23/2019
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Chapter 1 – Execution in the Morning A young journalist in 1970s South Africa, flies to Johannesburg from where he will go to Pretoria to cover the execution of an Afrikaner farm boy, Hannes van Staden, convicted of complicity in murder.

Duration:00:16:00

Episode 2 - Ridge of White Waters: Revised

9/23/2019
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Chapter 2 – Ridge of White Waters In Johannesburg, he meets van Staden’s highly unethical lawyer, who reluctantly arranges for him to spend the night before the execution with the convicted man’s family.

Duration:00:27:06

Episode 3 - Adrenalin

7/11/2019
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You think all SA cops were bad? Not quite: listen to this podcast and hear an SABC interview with the late Brig Gen Leon Mellet, former Natal Mercury crime reporter, who ended up as official spokesman for the Ministry of Law and Order. He talks about good cops and bad cops... The episode continues: Adam goes down to the offices of the Star newspaper, where he once worked as a local representative for the Star's sister newspaper, the Sunday Tribune. He calls up various contacts and then in...

Duration:00:16:30

Episode 1 - Introduction and "Execution in the Morning"

6/4/2019
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In this opening episode, I provide some background to my "based-on-truth" novel "Train in the Distance", the political climate in South Africa at the time, the tensions, hopes, dreams and fears of campaigning journalist, Adam Marks, and those with whom he interacted, and how he fought against the dreaded regime through the columns of his weekend newspaper, the Sunday Tribune. I then launch into Chapter 1 of the book, titled "Execution in the Morning" in which Adam is assigned to cover the...

Duration:00:16:00