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In The Jungle

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April 09 2006

in.the.jungle        In The Jungle
        By Rian Malan

  •           One  of  the great musical mysteries of  all time. 
  •           A version of this piece was first published in Rolling Stone magazine




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Rian Malan is a South African author, journalist and songwriter of Afrikaner descent.

He is best known for his memoir of growing up in Apartheid-era South Africa, My Traitor's Heart, in which he explores along the way race relations through prominent murder cases. In addition, he reflects on the history of his family, a prominent Afrikaner clan which migrated to the Cape in the 16th century and most recently had provided the South African PM who was the principal ideological force behind Apartheid doctrine.

More recently, he wrote a widely-disseminated piece in Rolling Stone about the origin of the song The Lion Sleeps Tonight, in which he traced its history from its first recording by a penniless Zulu singer through its adoption by the Weavers and the folksingers of the 1960s, and ending with its appropriation by the Walt Disney Company in the Lion King.

Aside from Tom Wolfe, he is the only writer to have featured on the cover of Esquire magazine.

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