In a United States based video interview on 24 October 2017 with journalist and author Alex Newman on the Conscious Consumer Network (CCN) channel, Newman (below) referred extensively to the book AmaBhulu.
Co-host Karin Smith eventually held up her copy of AmaBhulu and Newman lauded it as “an incredible book.” He made a point of referring to a unique aspect of the work, namely the way it interweaves the author’s own ancestors, and eventually the experiences of the author himself, through the formally documented history of South Africa. He also addressed the matter of how the book puts to bed the myths about South Africa:
It puts to bed so many of the myths that are fundamental to what happened and what is happening, and once those myths are destroyed, all of the pretext to what is happening disappears, and that is why I encourage.. [people].. to read that book to get familiar with the history.
Earlier in the interview, Newman stated:
… I learnt more in that book about South Africa than I learnt in everything else I read about South Africa combined…you know, it’s just that I cannot recommend that book highly enough.
As author, I am also very gratified to hear Alex Newman go on record stating that he values my opinion “very very highly.” I certainly do try very hard to back up every statement I make with documentary evidence and good argument.
In the interview they touch on two points I have also made, namely that South Africa is the “Canary in the Coal Mine” of the West, and that the forces that destroyed South Africa are doing their damnedest to take down America, and thereby the West. For example, the recent efforts at taking down statues in the United States is a direct carbon copy of what happened in South Africa and may be traced step-by-step to that country. What ails America today started in South Africa, as witnessed by ex President Obama’s infatuation with Mandela and his ANC.
Newman clearly accepts the author’s position that Afrikaners are the closest people on Earth to Americans; their “closest cousins“, more so than the British. That relationship should be no surprise, because one of my son’s earliest ancestors in South Africa was the first American immigrant to the country in 1667.
It is heartening to hear an American speak with so much appreciation for an effort that took me seven years of trawling archives in seven countries. I started the work during 2006 when I had finally reached my tolerance limit for rubbish comments and rubbish reports about a country and people I have loved with all my heart.
Referring to me and a position I have assumed as regards the future of the Afrikaner, Alex accepts my credentials as an Afrikaner who believes passionately in his own people. This I appreciate very much. He feels about his people the way I feel about mine. I respect that in a man.
The complete 24 October 2017 Conscious Consumer Network (CCN) interview by Mel Ve and Karin Smith with Alex Newman may be found HERE.
— Harry Booyens