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A Legacy of Liberation: Thabo Mbeki and the Future of the South African Dream
A Legacy of Liberation: Thabo Mbeki and the Future of the South African Dream
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Anbsp;gripping social history of South Africas past and future andnbsp;beautifully narrated by one of Africas most esteemed journalists, From Struggle tonbsp;Liberationnbsp;sheds light on the future of the nation under a new regime. With unprecedented access to Thabo Mbeki and the top brass in the African National Congress, Mark Gevisser weaves a nuanced portrait of the black experience under apartheid. Revelations about the current presidentnbsp;and the politics that continue to shape South Africa include: nbsp; - Thabo Mbekis difficult relationship with his own political activist and largely absent father Govan Mbeki, who was imprisoned on Robben Island with Nelson Mandela. nbsp; - How the death of his son Kwanda in the diamond mines and the murder of his brother Jama directly affected his leadership and will continue to shape the governance of Africa for years to come. nbsp; - The reasons behindnbsp;Mbekis puzzling refusal to admit that the HIV virus causes AIDS, which in South Africanbsp;claims 800nbsp;lives per day, and his support of corrupt governments such as Zimbabwes. nbsp; - Inside rivalry between Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma, the populist leader destined to take over as president in 2009. This accessible account of a monumental period in world history is the definitive look at contemporary South Africa.      

Author: Mark Gevisser

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: St. Martins Press

Publication Date: 2009-03-31

List Price: $29.95
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ISBN: 0230611001

Mark Gevisser (Edition: First Edition) Hardcover