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Anatomy of a Miracle: The End of Apartheid and the Birth of the New South Africa

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The late 1980s were a dismal time inside South Africa. Mandela's African National Congress was banned. Thousands of ANC supporters were jailed without charge. Government hit squads assassinated and terrorized opponents of white rule. Ordinary South Africans, black and white, lived in a perpetual state of dread. Journalist Patti Waldmeir evokes this era of uncertainty in ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by Rutgers University Press (first published 1997)
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Dillon
Feb 17, 2010 Dillon rated it really liked it
A very good history of the negotiations between the ANC and the National Party as they ended Apartheid in favor of democracy. The book explains the reasons behind De Klerk's move towards the elections (vainity, and prestige as well as the understanding that apartheid was falling a part and the realization that the ANC weren't as much of a threat as they were in the past) and the change in the feelings of the Afrikaners (many of the educated whites were nire worried about economics and reputation ...more
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Mar 30, 2009 Alison rated it really liked it
Even though this is nonfiction, it was riveting. She is a great writer and the story is inspirational. The only sad thing about it is that this transition went so smoothly, yet soooo many other countries with similar problems can't seem to work their differences out and that so many in those countries are left to suffer because of it.
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