Bring Me My Machine Gun by Alec Russell

Bring Me My Machine Gun The Battle for the Soul of South Africa, from Mandela to Zuma Hardcover Mar 24 2009

By Alec Russell
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Award-winning journalist Alec Russell was in South Africa to witness the fall of apartheid and the remarkable reconciliation of Nelson Mandela's rule; and returned in 2007-2008 to see Mandela's successor, Thabo Mbeki, fritter away the country's reputation. South Africa is now perched on a precipice, as it prepares to elect Jacob Zuma as president--signaling a potential slide back to the bad old days of post-colonial African leadership, and disaster for a country that was once the beacon of the continent. Drawing on his long relationships with all the key senior figures including Mandela, Mbeki, Desmond Tutu, and Zuma, and a host of South Africans he has known over the years--including former activists turned billionaires and reactionary Boers--Alec Russell's Bring Me My Machine Gun is a beautifully told and expertly researched account of South Africa's great tragedy: the tragedy of hope unfulfilled.

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Product Details

Format
Hardcover
Publisher
PublicAffairs,U.S.
Publication date
Mar 24 2009
Language
English
Pages
336
ISBN-13
9781586487386
ISBN-10
1586487388
Weight
553g
Dimensions
165.0mm x 241.0mm

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