Amabookabooka: The quarantine chronicles - Chris Whitfield

Today’s Amabookabooka guest has written two very different books - On
Your Bike, which is a guide to mountain biking in South Africa. The
second is Paper Tiger: Iqbal Survé and the downfall of Independent
Newspapers, which is a riveting account of what happened to the Cape
Times when it was taken over by the controversial businessman. Chris
Whitfield, who wrote On Your Bike with his brother Tim, is an
accomplished mountain biker with four Cape Epic Finisher’s T-shirts
hanging in his cupboard. He wrote Paper Tiger with Alide Dasnois, the
erstwhile editor of the Cape Times who was fired by Survé the morning
after Nelson Mandela died. Chris, who was the most senior editorial
person in Independent when it was taken over by Survé, had a front-row
seat to the unfolding drama.