Saturday, May 15, 2004

Sometime ago I posted a link to an article by Rian Malan in which he appraised ten years of democracy in South Africa. It was an intensely personal piece, and it ended by declaring his bewilderment at the fact that things hadn't ended worse in South Africa. He concluded the article by saying -- controversially -- "thank you", and was quoted by Mbeki in his state of the nation address.

Evidently someone at the Washington Post was intrigued by this because they've published a lengthy article on Malan. It seems that he's not in a good way, and appears to be suffering from depression. I'm not going to go into details; read it and make up your own mind. If you're interested you can find the article here. (Thanks to Meredith for pointing this out.)

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