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After Mandela : the struggle for freedom in post-apartheid South Africa

Author: Douglas Foster
Publisher: New York : Liveright Pub. Corporation, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
A brutally honest exposé, After Mandela provides a sobering portrait of a country caught between a democratic future and a political meltdown. Recent works have focused primarily on Nelson Mandela's transcendent story. But Douglas Foster, a leading South Africa authority with early, unprecedented access to President Zuma and to the next generation in the Mandela family, traces the nation's entire post-apartheid  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Foster
ISBN: 9780871404787 0871404788
OCLC Number: 721888432
Description: viii, 598 p., [8] p. of plates : ill ; 25 cm.
Contents: Overture: Baleka Uzohaqwa --
Part I. Tomorrow's country --
The chief --
The thief --
The rival --
The chroniclers --
The doctor --
The city --
The grandson --
Part II. The stalled revolution --
Inside --
Outside --
Upside down --
On the air --
On the ground --
Part III. The pivotal year --
Cape Town --
Atlantis --
Johannesburg --
Orange Farm --
Nkandla --
Polokwane --
Mvezo --
Part IV. The end of magical thinking --
The globe --
The prisoner --
The cup --
Liberated people --
The leader --
Coda: freedom day.
Responsibility: Douglas Foster.


The most important historical and journalistic portrait to date of a teetering nation whose destiny will determine the fate of a continent.  Read more...
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"What a pleasant surprise to encounter a book that actually looks beyond the surface of South Africa's by now well-known story..." Los Angeles Times "Mr. Foster is a dogged reporter, blessed with an Read more...

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