After the Party: Corruption, the ANC and South Africa's Uncertain Future

After the Party: Corruption, the ANC and South Africa's Uncertain Future

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By (author) Andrew Feinstein

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  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 193mm x 20mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844676277
  • ISBN 13: 9781844676279
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd
  • Sales rank: 360,136

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How did Mandela's successor Thabo Mbeki repress debate within the party, impose his AIDS denialism on government, refuse to criticize Mugabe's rule in Zimbabwe and stop an investigation of a GBP5 billion arms deal that was tainted by allegations of high-level corruption? Feinstein shows how this infamous deal epitomizes all that is rotten at the heart of the ANC. Investigating the payment of up to $200 million worth of bribes, he reveals a web of concealment and corruption involving figures at the very highest level of South African politics. With an insider's account of the events surrounding the contentious trial of South Africa's colourful deputy president, Jacob Zuma, "After the Party" is the most important book on South Africa since the end of apartheid.

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Andrew Feinstein is a former ANC MP. He writes extensively for the Guardian and the New York Times, among others, and is a regular commentator on the BBC, Sky News, Al Jazeera and CNN. He is currently writing a book on the global arms trade.

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For those contemplating a first journey into the murky world of South African politics, there can be few better guides than Andrew Feinstein.A" Independent A searing close-up portrait of the corrupting force of powerA" Los Angeles Times "This important and brave book." Archbishop Desmond Tutu Anyone wishing to understand what has happened to the South African dream must read this book. Enthralling and lucid.A" Richard Dowden, Director of the Royal African Society A hard-hitting, searingly honest and indubitably courageous account of the author's personal and political journey into South Africa's post-apartheid parliament... It is an indispensible read for anyone interested in understanding the challenges and dilemmas of contemporary South African politics.A" Shula Marks, Emeritus Professor of History, School of Oriental and African Studies Gripping in its blow-by-blow account - After the Party is an enthralling read.A" Andrew Cockburn, author of Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy