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I love biographies and very interested in African politics so this was a must read for me. He graduated from Yale in with a degree magna cum laude in comparative literature and worked in New York as a high school teacher and writing for Village Voice and The Nation, before returning to South Africa in Please see full review at http: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Refresh and try again. It is a journey into the turbulent history of South Africa and its troubled contemporary soul. By the time he retires inThabo Mbeki will have ruled South Africa, in effect, for the full fifteen years of its post-apartheid democracy: He is a founder and associate of Trace, a heritage research and design company. In so doing, it tells the dynastic story of three mbeik of the Mbeki family, and of the black South African elite over the course of a century: As Mbeki battles, in the defefred day, with demons ranging from AIDS to Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe and finds his legacy challenged by the ever-growing candidacy of his would-be successor Jacob Zuma, The Dream Deferred tracks us back along thano path that brought him here, and helps us understand the meaning of South Africa, post-apartheid and post-Mandela.


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Email address subscribed successfully. It is also a gripping journey into the turbulent history and troubled contemporary soul of the country; one that tries to make sense of the violence of the past and confusion of the present.

In the long shadow of Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki has attempted to forge an identity for himself as the symbol of modern Africa. B This title is a story about home and exile. The Dream Deferred by Mark Gevisser.

Checkout Your Cart Price. Aug 26, Recato Cristiano rated it liked it Shelves: Boo a strong light on every topic with which it engages. The author’s long-awaited biography is a profound psycho-political examination of this brilliant but deeply-flawed leader, who has attempted to forge an identity for himself as the symbol of modern Africa in the long shadow of Mandela. Aug 26, Sidney Luckett rated it really liked it.

Trivia About Thabo Mbeki: Mar 14, Loyo rated it it was amazing. BiographyEventsSouth Africa Tags: It is a story, too, of political intrigue; of ddream revolutionary movement struggling first to defeat and then to seduce a powerful and callous enemy, of the battle between unity and discord, and the dogged rise to power of a quiet, clever, diligent but unpopular man who seemed to take little joy in power but have much need for it. thwbo


Mark Gevisser brings to life the voices and places that have made Thabo Mbeki: Oku Dotwana rated it really liked it Jan 29, Learn about a great man.

Jonathan Ball posts by category: Wessel van Rensburg rated it really liked it Feb 19, He has also published widely, in anthologies, on sexuality and on urbanism in South Africa.

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I kinda liked the analytic bits — i think reflections on why people are the way they are, is important in biographies. Jonathan Ball and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of a profound psycho-political study of the man who has, in effect, governed South Africa since bmeki Genevieve rated it really liked it Jan 10, Feb 10, Khumbulani Ngangelizwe added it.


Sep 11, Brian Pinnock rated it liked it. Description Details Customer Reviews This title is a story about home and exile.