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PersonalityIf You Re Interested In you re interested in Africa it s worth a read Russell doesn t make any excuses but doesn t unfairly bash either This is an excellent book for anyone who wants to understand the dynamics of key issues in recent south african history key issues in recent South African history the title the author does a ood job of explaining the relevant historical contexts that led up to the challenges of the past two decades Reading Mandelas Long Walk To Freedom beforehand is recommended if you want to Building for the Arts: The Strategic Design of Cultural Facilities go even deeper into the history A reallyood assessment of South Africa during years of Mbeki s presidency starts with transition from Mandela ends with rise of Zuma Uses a wealth of interviews anecdotes and historical perspective to cover all key areas of the society the party the violence failure to deliver Afrikaners AIDS BEE Zimbabwe and It had its slow moments specially in the beginning and a tiny bit of Western proselytising but they are rare35 upgraded to 4 Great book about the history of South Africa about the end of the apartheid regime and the struggles that *Followed Great Basic Intro To *Great basic intro to mandela south Africa I used it to Bulletproof Feathers: How Science Uses Nature's Secrets to Design Cutting-Edge Technology give some background on main economic and social themes to inform a work trip to sa Only uibble is that tha author as a British bbc journalist is too much of an outsider toive really searing Neasy violence is endemic and many in the ANC appear to have lost sight of the liberation ideals With the election in 2009 of Jacob Zuma a charismatic populist embroiled in scandal uncertainty over the trajectory of the nation has only intensified South. It s a pity that this could
not continue up to today it was written continue up to Today It Was Written was written ten years ago because it s a really interesting and well informed examination of South African politics I learned a lot from this well written balanced and well researched book I was feeling nostalgic for South Africa after the World Cup so when I saw this in the bookstore I had to pick it up Why Well becaues I spent my senior project on this what does South Africa do now After Apartheid and after Mandela What will a new Casuistry and Modern Ethics: A Poetics of Practical Reasoning generation with no ties to that era do to move the country forward Is it even possible to say no ties to that era aka ApartheidAlec Russell was formerly the Johannesburg bureau chief for the Financial Times speaking with South Africans since the early 90s Living there don t think for uite as long Anyway he knows the country at least as well as anyone could and is fair in his criticisms and praise What didn t Mandela do He did not tackle AIDS Why It was a politically unpopular topic What about Mbeki He surrounded himself with cronies due to his experience as an exile paranoia was rampant But what did he do He was theuy who pushed for the economic reforms that made South Africa the leader of the continentAnd now the Charlestown Blues great wild card Jacob Zuma He sood at saying the right things and he can ive South Africa a confident leader and play African politics but can he. When Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress declared victory over the bitter injustice of apartheid some thought South Africa's future was assured But despite Mandela’s mission of reconciliation rampant ineuality remains; race relations are
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#those wanting a #wanting a overview and easy read it is perfect An extremely readable account of the history *and issues facing the Rainbow Nation post emergence from the Apartheid era The author provides a *issues facing the Rainbow Nation post emergence from the Apartheid era The author provides a viewpoint across a range of topics including those of crime AIDS how each of South Africa s Presidents has performed since 1994 With a look to the future Russell also considers how the Afrikans people have fared and what may lie ahead for the nation Well worth introductory reading to et a ood understanding of how South Africa has arrived to where it is today although as it was written in 2009 it Is Not Completely Up To not completely up to with current events Amazing prose and full of first hand interviews stories and factual accounts this book is an excellent description of the challenges facing South Africa post apartheid Even though it was written a decade ago much of what it describes is still just as current today Having recently visited South Africa and in particular Robben Island and Soweto and came across many of the social This is the most helpful book I ve read so far about the post 1994 life of South Africa As a newcomer to the country it really helped fill in some aps for me in a manner that was both enlightening and interesting I would recommend this to anyone who is following the ongoing life of South Afric. Africa now stands at a crossroads and award winning journalist Alec Russell draws on his deep knowledge of the country to tell us how it Bright College Years got there and toive us a compelling account revised and updated for this edition of the journey from Mandela to Zum.