Bring Me My Machine Gun

Bring Me My Machine Gun

The Battle for the Soul of South Africa From Mandela to Zuma

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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.

Published: New York : PublicAffairs, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781586487386
1586487388
Branch Call Number: 968.065 RUS
Characteristics: xxii, 312 p. ;,24 cm.

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