After Mandela: The Battle for the Soul of South Africa

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9780099534020: After Mandela: The Battle for the Soul of South Africa

The definitive book on post-apartheid South Africa from an award-winning journalist

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 inequality remains; race relations are uneasy, 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 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 got there and to give us a compelling account, revised and updated for this edition, of the journey from Mandela to Zuma.

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After Mandela South Africa stands at a crossroads. With the election in 2009 of Jacob Zuma, a charismatic populist embroiled in scandal, uncertainty over the trajectory of the nation has intensified. This title tells us how it got there and gives us an account of the journey from Mandela to Zuma. Full description

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" Gripping, lively and immensely readable." (David Blair Daily Telegraph)

"An informative, nuanced, and provocative end-of-era report ... Layered with anecdote, historical background and close scrutiny of recent events ... After Mandela is a valuable contribution to the debate about the future of the rainbow nation. Alec Russell has looked at the country with a sympathetic and knowledgeable eye and he leaves his reader with a deep understanding of the challenges to come." (Gillian Slovo Financial Times)

" Insightful, sometimes humorous, sometimes bleak ... Alive with delicious vignettes across a range of humanity" ( The Economist)

" This is the book we have all been waiting for - the book that takes us beyond the easy assumptions and lazy comfort of the Mandela era and into what Alec Russell calls the second struggle. Eloquently he shows how transforming the magic of freedom into a nuts-and-bolts change in the lives of ordinary people is turning out to be far more difficult than anyone could have imagined. The strength and power of Russell's book lies not just in the big - and often disturbing - conclusions he has reached but in the little details that have got him to that point. This is not a book written from afar . . . After Mandela could only have been written by a man who actually cares about what happens to the people he has met on his journey through South Africa's recent history" (George Alagiah)

"Russell does not pull punches in describing the widespread disillusionment ... but he does seek to put the ruling party's shortcomings in context" ( Observer)

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