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After Mandela

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After Mandela

The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa

By Douglas Foster

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393078275, 448pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2012

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Foster tells this story not only from the point of view of the emerging black elite but also, drawing on hundreds of rare interviews over a six-year period, from the perspectives of ordinary citizens, including an HIV-infected teenager living outside Johannesburg and a homeless orphan in Cape Town. This is the long-awaited, revisionist account of a country whose recent history has been not only neglected but largely ignored by the West.
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