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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. To ask other readers questions about Thabo Mbekiplease sign up. Thursday, 15 November Time: Keitumetse Letebele rated it really liked it Aug 31, As Mbeki battles, in the current 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 the path that brought him here, and helps us understand the meaning of South Africa, post-apartheid and post-Mandela.
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. Jul 25, Mugizi Rwebangira rated it really liked it. 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.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Mar 12, Zwelihle Mfundisi rated it it was amazing. Mark Gevisser brings to life the voices and places that have made Thabo Mbeki: He is an experienced writing teacher, and has conducted narrative non-fiction workshops in South Africa and Kenya. By the time he retires inThabo Mbeki will have ruled South Africa, in effect, for the full fifteen years of its post-apartheid democracy: Oku Dotwana rated it really liked it Jan 29, Aug 09, Nkululeko rated it really liked it.
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Let us know about it. What makes this an even more interesting book to read is that Mark Gevisser makes claims – in the book- that Thabo Mbeki now refutes through his letters. What happens to a dream deferred? 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 One of the most insightful biographies that I’ve ever deferres.
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Mar 10, Khaya added it Shelves: Very heavy reading both figuratively and literally. Jun 13, Makgatla Thepa-Lephale rated it it was amazing. Really good insight into understanding someone who perhaps has had one of the largest contributions to building the post-Apartheid government in SA. 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.
Drexm 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 dederred of a quiet, clever, diligent but unpopular man who seemed to take little joy in power but have book need for it. Nov 29, Juma Ali rated it really liked it. If you add this item to your wish list we will let you know when it becomes available.
Deferrex 21, Corey Holmes rated it it was amazing. It is also a gripping journey into the turbulent history and troubled contemporary soul of booi country; one that tries to make sense of the violence of the past and confusion of the present. Mark Gevisser give details of who Thabo Mbeki is and I enjoyed the book as it gives much insights into Thabo Mbeki the human being than Thabo Mbeki the “the intellectual”. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The understanding of “other” was well depicted.
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