Anné Mariè du Preez Bezdrob
Anné Mariè du Preez Bezdrob is an award-winning former political journalist. She was a radio and television presenter, and has worked for the United Nations in New York; in Namibia on the UNTAG mission leading up to Namibia’s independence; and on the UNPROFOR mission during the war in Bosnia, where she spent two years in Sarajevo.
She is the author of numerous articles in the local and international media, a number of short stories, and the acclaimed political biographies:
– Winnie Mandela: A Life – Prescribed reading at Boston University in the USA for the fourth year running. The film ‘Winnie Mandela’, with Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson in the lead role, is based on the book.
– Sarajevo Roses: War Memoir of a Peacekeeper – An account of experiences as a UN peacekeeper during the war in Bosnia.
– The Nelson Mandela Story – Hailed by The Sowetan as the best biography of Nelson Mandela.