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- DescriptionIn the world of espionage, truth is the first victim and thing is as it seems. Here, for the first time, South Africas most torious apartheid spy Olivia Forsyth lays bare the story of her remarkable life. Olivia Forsyth was a romantic young woman in search of adventure when she joined the Security Police with visions of international derring-do. But Craig Williamson, her unit head, had other ideas and Olivia was trained to spy on students before being dispatched to Rhodes University, a supposed hotbed of anti-apartheid radicalism. It wasnt long before Olivia had infiltrated various student organisations, feeding vital information back to her handler. She came to hold prominent positions on campus and, as reward, was promoted to Lieutenant. Having reached the end of her studies, Olivia set her sights on a much more ambitious and dangerous target: the ANC in exile. But what should have been her greatest triumph as a spy turned into disaster when the ANC threw her into Quatro, the torious internment camp in Angola. This is a riveting story set in the final years of apartheid.
- Author BiographyOlivia Forsyth was a Lieutenant in the South Africa Security Police in the 1980s. She spent four years at Rhodes University where she infiltrated various anti-apartheid organisations. Thereafter she was held in Angola by the ANC before escaping. She now lives in the United Kingdom.
- Author(s)Olivia Forsyth
- PublisherJonathan Ball Publishers SA
- Date of Publication01/07/2015
- SubjectAutobiography: General
- Place of PublicationJohannesburg
- Country of PublicationSouth Africa
- ImprintJonathan Ball Publishers SA
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight492 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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