A Legacy of Liberation: Thabo Mbeki and the Future of the South African Dream
Agripping social history of South Africa’s past and future andbeautifully narrated by one of Africa’s most esteemed journalists, From Struggle toLiberationsheds light on the future of the nation under a new regime. With unprecedented access to Thabo Mbeki and the top brass in the African National Congress, Mark Gevisser weaves a nuanced portrait of the black experience un
I agree. Having completed my reading last week, I think I have gained some important insight into the experiences and ideologies that have shaped one of the most important leaders of the new South Africa.
At the same time, I feel a bit tangled up by the book, ensnared in a mess of truth, impressions ...more
One passage I underlined, about Mbeki’s childhood as the scion of African National Congress leader Govan Mbeki:
“The Mbeki children were brought up to understand, from a very early age, that it wa ...more
Gevisser has been awarded an Open Society Followship for 2012/13 working on The Sexuality Frontier. During his fellowship he will be looking at the ways ideas about s ...more