Beyond the Miracle Inside the New South Africa

ISBN-10: 0226768597

ISBN-13: 9780226768595

Edition: 2009

Authors: Allister Sparks

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Beyond the Miracle offers a comprehensive and moving account of the years in South Africa since the 1994 election of a democratic government—a defining moment in twentieth-century political life. Written by Allister Sparks, one of South Africa’s most distinguished living journalists, Beyond the Miracle covers both the proud achievements and disappointing failures of the administrations and then looks to the future, asking whether this nation can overcome its history and current global trends to create a truly nonracial, multicultural, and multiparty democracy.nbsp; Sparks unflinchingly examines the obstacles that the new, democratic South Africa faces: an increasingly wide gap between rich and poor, the disastrous long-term effects of civil conflicts, and the devastating impact of HIV/AIDS. Drawing on decades of experience as a journalist, as well as his recent insider access to key figures in the liberation government, Sparks takes stock of where South Africa has been, where it’s going, and why the rest of the world should not turn away from this country where the First and Third Worlds meet. Beyond the Miracle includes interviews with presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki, as well as with less widely known individuals, such as Afrikaner Helena Dolny, the widow of anti-apartheid activistnbsp;Joe Slovo.nbsp; A brilliant analysis of political life since South Africa’s “bloodless revolution,” Beyond the Miracle persuasively argues that achieving Mandela’s vision of a peaceful “rainbow nation” is crucial not just for the salvation of Africa, but also for the world.nbsp; “It is as good a guide to the new South Africa as any.”—Economist
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List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Foreword Prologue - The World in Microcosm
The Covenant
A Three-in-One Revolution
Out of the Bush
Portraits of Change
The Essential Freedom
A Prague Spring
Stroking the Tiger
Of Crimes and Confessions
The Great U-turn
For Richer, For Poorer
A Bitter Inheritance
Deaths and Births
When Saints Go Marching Out
An African Holocaust
A Bad Neighbourhood
The Foot of the Rainbow Chronology
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