Journalist Adam Hochschild returned to South Africa for the 150th anniversary of the Great Boer Trek of 1838, a major event in South Africa's history. In the book he alternates short historical narratives on the events then, with observations on contemporary South Africa.

The Mirror at Midnight 1992, Flamingo, London

ISBN-13: 9780006376897

New edition

Mass-market paperback

The Mirror at Midnight 1991, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780002158985