At followed Amazing prose and full of first hand interviews stories and factual accounts this book is an excellent escription of the challenges facing accounts this book is an excellent Life with My Idiot Family description of the challenges facing Africa post apartheid Even though it was written aecade ago much of what it escribes is still just as current today It s a pity that this book could not continue up to this book could not continue up to it was written about 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 A really good assessment of well written balanced and well researched book A really good assessment of Africa uring 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 eliver 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 An extremely readable account of the history and issues facing the Rainbow Nation post emergence from the Apartheid era The author provides a balanced 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 get a good 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 ate with current events. Africa now stands at a crossroads and award winning journalist Alec Russell The Alien Warriors Woman (Guardian Warriors, draws on hiseep knowledge of the country to tell us how it got there and to give us a compelling account revised and updated for this edition of the journey from Mandela to Zum.
Free read After MandelaThis 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 gaps 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 Africa This is an excellent book for anyone who wants to Understand The Dynamics Of Key the Overcoming the Archon Through Alchemy dynamics of key in recent South African history Despite the title the authoroes a good job of explaining the relevant historical contexts that led up to the challenges of the past two An Introduction to Agricultural Geography decades Reading Mandelas Long Walk To Freedom beforehand is recommended if you want to go eveneeper into the history Great basic intro to post mandela south Africa I used it to 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 to give really searing insight into south African politics But for those wanting a uick overview and easy read it is perfect Having recently visited South Africa and in particular Robben Island and Soweto and came across many of the social and political factors myself in this book on my trip not Soweto and came across many of the social and political factors myself in this book on my trip not mention visiting in the immediate period before the election win for Zuma I was incredibly fascinated on hearing the take of Alec Russell a seasoned and experienced correspondent in the country for the Financial Times His book is anecdotal the arguments and points he raises are just and thought out and incisive and the stories he has are uite readable whether it be. When Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress What Comes after Entanglement? declared victory over the bitter injustice of apartheid some thought South Africa's future was assured Butespite Mandela’s mission of reconciliation rampant ineuality remains; race relations are ,
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or talking about personal conversations he has hadtalking about personal conversations he has had the great and the good of the country Recommended 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 Algorithmics for Hard Problems: Introduction to Combinatorial Optimization, Randomization, Approximation, and Heuristics does South Africao now After Apartheid and after Mandela What will a new generation with no ties to that era o 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 Africans since the early Living there on 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 Covert Narcissist didn t Mandelao He Alchemy Emperor of the Divine Dao (Alchemy Emperor of the Divine Dao, did not tackle AIDS Why It was a politically unpopular topic What about Mbeki He surrounded himself with croniesue to his experience as an exile paranoia was rampant But what The Decline of the German Mandarins: The German Academic Community, 1890-1933 did heo He was the guy who pushed for the economic reforms that made South Africa the leader of the continentAnd now the great wild card Jacob Zuma He s good
*at saying the right things and he can give South Africa a confident leader and play African politics *saying the right things and he can give South Africa a confident leader and play African politics can he actually push real issues through Or will he just be another personalityIf you re interested in South Africa it s worth a read Russell Career Strategies for Women in Academia: Arming Athena doesn t make any excuses butoesn t unfairly bash either Great book about the history of South Africa about the end of the apartheid regime and the struggles th. 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. ,