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Bring Me My Machine Gun

Bring Me My Machine Gun

The Battle for the Soul of South Africa, from Mandela to Zuma

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.

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Genre: Nonfiction / History / Africa / South / Republic Of South Africa

On Sale: April 14th 2009

Price: $17.99 / $22.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 336

ISBN-13: 9780786741472

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