Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred

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Jonathan Ball, 2007 - Presidents - 892 pages
"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. 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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User Review  - tony_sturges - LibraryThing

What happens to a dream deferred? This question, from one of Thabo Mbeki's favourite poems by Langston Hughes, provides the thread for this magisterial biography of the second president of a ... Read full review

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User Review  - JonQuirk - LibraryThing

A rich book exploring a closed book. Examines in an engrossing way many of the aspects of Mbeki's life that has made the man. Silent on Mbeki's deep involvement in the arms deal - no mention of any ... Read full review


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