21 Aug Introduction Thabo Mbeki and the South African Dream Deferred. 1. 1 The Mbekis: “The Jews of Kaffirland”. 2 The Moeranes: Chekhov in. thabo mbeki: the dream deferred and anxiety was growing about the ‘aloof ‘, ‘ obscure’, and even ‘paranoid’ man who was to replace him. This was a man who . 5 Dec In , Thabo Mbeki, then 54, succeeded Nelson Mandela as leader of the African National Congress (ANC). Two years later, he followed.

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Keitumetse Letebele rated it really liked it Aug 31, No African leader since the uhuru generation of Nkrumah and Nyerere has been as influential. It is a story, too, of political intrigue; of a 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.

By the time he retires inThabo Mbeki will have ruled South Drezm, in effect, for the full fifteen years of its post-apartheid democracy: SinceGevisser has been involved in thaob development.

This tome can’t be read in bed easily unless you have strong arms. Mar 14, Loyo rated it it was amazing. Betty rated it liked it Apr 13, Mangaliso Gwija rated it it was amazing Oct 06, Very heavy reading both figuratively and literally.

Just a deffrred while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It is a journey into the turbulent history of South Africa and its troubled contemporary soul.


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The book was good but a bit too long at pages. Great biography of Mbeki.

Nov 02, Chuma added it. Mark Gevisser brings to life the voices and places that have made Thabo Mbeki: Preview — Thabo Mbeki by Mark Gevisser. Please see full review at http: Open Preview See a Problem?

Nathi rated it liked it Feb 22, I thought the book was necessary and helped me to understand the character of the man. Jonathan Ball posts by category: Katlego Akompe rated it really liked it May 30, Mark Gevisser is a great writer. Genevieve rated it really liked it Jan 10, Want to Read saving…. And yet, as he prepares to leave office inhis legacy remains intensely contested. He is a founder and associate of Trace, a heritage research and design company. Find the best price online!

Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred

Mar 10, Khaya added it Shelves: Aug 26, Recato Cristiano rated it liked it Shelves: Return to Book Page. What happens to a dream deferred?

Wessel van Rensburg rated it really liked it Feb 19, Thursday, 15 November Time: A good read on the histroy of the Mbeki’s but I think it tended to be a little too psychoanalytical at times.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Please join us for the launch. From toGevisser was Writing Fellow in the Humanities Faculty at the University of Pretoria, where he taught in the journalism programme and ran a programme on public intellectual activity.


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Aug 09, Nkululeko rated it really liked it. Gomolemo rated it really liked it Mar 12, Dan O’Meara rated it really liked it Dec 11, 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.

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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. He comes to grips with the current political turmoil by examining the history of a man who has carried, on his shoulders, the collective burden of a country seeking to realize a dream too long deferred.

Really good insight into understanding someone who perhaps has had one of the largest contributions to building the post-Apartheid government in SA.

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