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Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred By Mark Gevisser Thabo Mbeki The Dream Deferred This title is a story about home and exile 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 batt
  • Title: Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred
  • Author: Mark Gevisser
  • ISBN: 9781868423019
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred By Mark Gevisser
    Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred By Mark Gevisser This title is a story about home and exile 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 BThis title is a story about home and exile 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 in 2009, Thabo Mbeki will have ruled South Africa, in effect, for the full fifteen years of its post apartheid democracy the first five as Nelson Mandela s prime minister and the next ten as Mandela s successor No African leader since the uhuru generation of Nkrumah and Nyerere has been as influential.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 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 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.
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      Mark Gevisser is one of South Africa s leading authors and journalists His next book Dispatcher , about his personal relationship with his home town Johannesburg, will be published by Farrar Straus Giroux and Atlantic Press in 2013.Gevisser has been awarded an Open Society Followship for 2012 13 working on The Sexuality Frontier During his fellowship he will be looking at the ways ideas about sexuality and gender identity are changing globally, and how this is changing the way people think about themselves and their worlds He will travel to United States, India, Nepal, Russia, Hungary, Poland, China, Turkey, Lebanon, Senegal, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Brazil, Argentina and Western Europe.Gevisser s book A Legacy of Liberation Thabo Mbeki and the Future of the South African Dream was published by Palgrave Macmillan in the UK, and by Jonathan Ball in South Africa under the title, Thabo Mbeki The Dream Deferred It was the winner of the Sunday Times 2008 Alan Paton Prize.Gevisser was born in Johannesburg in 1964, and educated and King David and Redhill Schools He graduated from Yale in 1987 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 1990 His journalism has appeared in publications and journals including Granta, the New York Times, Vogue, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Foreign Affairs, Public Culture and Art in America.Gevisser has previously published two books Defiant Desire, Gay and Lesbian Lives In South Africa which he co edited with Edwin Cameron, and Portraits of Power Profiles in a Changing South Africa, a collection of his celebrated political profiles from the Mail Guardian He has also published widely, in anthologies, on sexuality and on urbanism in South Africa His publications on art include a biographical essay on Nicholas Hlobo and a response to William Kentridge and Gerhard Marx s The Firewalker He has also published an essay on Thabo Mbeki s legacy.Gevisser s feature length documentary, The Man Who Drove With Mandela, made with Greta Schiller, has been broadcast internationally, and won the Teddy Documentary Prize at the Berlin Film Festival in 1999 The film is an excavation of the life of Cecil Williams, the South African gay communist theatre director Mark has also written scripts for the South African drama series Zero Tolerance his scripts were short listed for SAFTA and iEmmy awards.Since 2002, Gevisser has been involved in heritage development He co led the team that developed the heritage, education and tourism components of Constitution Hill, and co curated the Hill s permanent exhibitions He is a founder and associate of Trace, a heritage research and design company His Exhibition Joburg Tracks was exhibited at Museum Africa Gevisser works as a political analyst and public speaker his clients have included several South African and multinational organisations and corporations.From 2009 to 2011, Gevisser 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 He is an experienced writing teacher, and has conducted narrative non fiction workshops in South Africa and Kenya In 2011, he was a Carnegie Equity Fellow at Wits University, and convened a major event at the university on creativity and memory featuring Nadine Gordimer, William Kentridge, Hugh Masakela, Zoe Zicomb and Chris van Wyk 1 2 3

    434 thoughts on “Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred

    • Until I read Robert Sobukwe, I thought President Mbeki was the smartest guy in African history not withstanding the AIDS debacle


    • This book is an extraordinarily well written and detailed account of the life of one of the ANC s foremost fixers he always got the job done, whether as a diplomat, a charmer, a recruiter, a negotiator, or as President It is a tribute to Mbeki s lifelong dedication to the Party, his well meaning motivations, and his pursuit of the dream deferred Please see full review at jumabahati 2013 1


    • This was a mission The book was good but a bit too long at 810 pages.Very nice photos And did learn a bit about Former Honorable President, President Thabo Mbeki.



    • Very heavy reading both figuratively and literally This tome can t be read in bed easily unless you have strong arms.


    • I love biographies and very interested in African politics so this was a must read for me I thought the book was necessary and helped me to understand the character of the man I kinda liked the analytic bits i think reflections on why people are the way they are, is important in biographies It was long, but then I love to read, so really liked that about it The understanding of other was well depicted


    • What makes this an even interesting book to read is that Mark Gevisser makes claims in the book that Thabo Mbeki now refutes through his letters Aloof is on fire.





    • 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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