Don’t miss the launch of My Only Story: The Hunt for a Serial Paedophile by Deon Wiggett at Exclusive Books Hyde Park (11 Nov)
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Join Deon Wiggett at Exclusive Books Hyde Park for the launch of his book My Only Story: The Hunt for a Serial Paedophile.⁠

Entry is by RSVP only to comply with social distancing, so please email events@exclusivebooks.co.za to RSVP.⁠

Event details

Date: Wednesday 11 November 2020
Time: 18:00 for 18:30
Venue: Exclusive Books Hyde Park, Joburg
RSVP (essential): events@exclusivebooks.co.za

About the book

In November 2019, Deon Wiggett’s sensational weekly podcasts held South Africa in thrall as he hunted down the paedophile who raped him as a schoolboy. Now, in My Only Story, he completes his exposé of Willem Breytenbach, the once brilliant teacher and later media luminary who led a predatory life.⁠

Deon’s mission to expose his abuser takes him from Breytenbach’s high-school years at an agricultural school in South Africa’s hinterland to the famous Grey College in Bloemfontein and the media titan Naspers. But his quest reveals so much more. As he traces systemic failures through schools great and small, he uncovers a culture of complicity that poses a clear and present danger to the country’s children.⁠

While investigating men who prey on boys and girls, Deon devises a model that anyone can use to identify paedophiles in their midst. In his own words: ‘It’s pleasant to pretend that men don’t rape children, but once you accept that they do, it becomes surprisingly easy to recognise their trickery. Once you match a universal pattern to a specific man’s profile, you can spot the deceit before it is too late.’⁠

My Only Story is a riveting, thoughtful and often irreverent account of one man’s determination to overcome childhood trauma; to help others face their demons; and to extract some beauty from the boyhood he lost.⁠

Categories Non-fiction South Africa South African Current Affairs

Tags Book events Book launches Deon Wiggett Exclusive Books Johannesburg My Only Story Penguin Random House SA

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