Hermann Giliomee

Author                        : Hermann Giliomee

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Hermann Giliomee studied at the University of Stellenbosch and taught History there between 1967 to 1982. He was a professor of Political Studies at the University of Cape Town from 1983 to 1998..Since 1998 he has been writing full time. Among his books are:  The Afrikaners: Biography of a People (2003), which translated himself into Afrikaans, Nog altyd hier gewees: Die storie van `n Stellenbosse gemeenskap (2007), which deals with the Stellenbosch brown community, The Last Afrikaner Leaders: A Supreme Test of Power (2012). In 12017 his autobiography Historikus: `n Outobiografie  appeared in both Afrikaans and English. He Bernard Mbenga, of edited New History of South Africa/Nuwe Geskieenis van Suid-Afrika (2007). Together with Lawrence Schlemmer he wrote two books on the issue of the language of instruction issue: Kruispad: Die toekoms van Afrikaans as openbare taal (2001) and`n Vaste Plek vir Afrikaans: Taaluitdagings op kampus (2006). He is married to Annette van Coller and the couple lives in Stellenbosch. They have two  children and five grandchildren.