Reading Phillip de Wet’s description of my book, Agent 407, in the Mail & Guardian brought to mind a grubby little schoolboy poring over a DH Lawrence novel looking for the dirty bits.
Fortunately, I was prepared for the shabby, sexist journalism in the article by the front page, which carried a photograph of me and the headline The apartheid spy who shagged almost everybody in a juvenile and disgusting parody of the James Bond book and film The Spy Who Loved Me.
The headline, presented as fact, is untrue, sexist and calculated to vilify me, and the headline Scant sauce in ‘honeypot’ memoir is also inaccurate: it is not a “honeypot” memoir. The only truth in that is there is indeed “scant sauce”.
Read it at the M&G.
Image – Olivia Forsyth (Supplied)