After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa

After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa

by Douglas Foster
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0871404788

ISBN-13: 9780871404787

Pub. Date: 09/10/2012

Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation

The most important historical and journalistic portrait to date of a nation whose destiny will determine the fate of a continent.
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.

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The most important historical and journalistic portrait to date of a nation whose destiny will determine the fate of a continent.
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 arc, from its celebrated beginnings under “Madiba” to Thabo Mbeki’s tumultuous rule to the ferocious battle between Mbeki and Jacob Zuma. Foster tells this story not only from the point of view of the emerging black elite but also, drawing on hundreds of rare interviews over a six-year period, from the perspectives of ordinary citizens, including an HIV-infected teenager living outside Johannesburg and a homeless orphan in Cape Town. This is the long-awaited, revisionist account of a country whose recent history has been not just neglected but largely ignored by the West.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871404787
Publisher:
Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
09/10/2012
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
1,334,554
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

Overture Baleka Uzohaqwa! 1

Part I Tomorrow's Country (2004)

1 The Chief 13

2 The Thief 35

3 The Rival 55

4 The Chroniclers 71

5 The Doctor 88

6 The City 110

7 The Grandson 121

Part II The Stalled Revolution (2005-2006)

8 Inside 149

9 Outside 178

10 Upside Down 201

11 On the Air 216

12 On the Ground 235

Part III The Pivotal Year (2007)

13 Cape Town 257

14 Atlantis 276

15 Johannesburg 295

16 Orange Farm 323

17 Nkandla 345

18 Polokwane 370

19 Mvezo 390

Part IV The End of Magical Thinking (2008-2012)

20 The Globe 413

21 The Prisoner 442

22 The Cup 458

23 Liberated People 486

24 The Leader 509

Coda: Freedom Day 544

Acknowledgments 549

Notes 555

Selected Bibliography 567

Index 577

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