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Een mond vol glas
Henk van Woerden
publisher: Podium, Amsterdam, 1998

translated as:
A Mouthful of Glass
publisher: Querido, Amsterdam, 2001
translation: Dan Jacobson

refered to by:
Disgrace
J.M. Coetzee


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Born in Mozambique of a Greek father and African mother, Demitrios Tsafendas was a man lost between the races, maddened by not knowing who or what he was. He thought he was white until his father abandoned him. He then discovered he was 'coloured.' He spent 25 years wandering the world looking for a home, growing stranger and more desperate. In 1965 he arrived in South Africa and got a job as a messenger in the Parliament building - a job reserved for whites.

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A Mouthful of Glass
1998
A short, tough story of an assassin - the man who killed Hendrick Verwoed, the racist prime minister of South Africa, in 1966.
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