[Marxism] New Book and Event: Corruption, the ANC and SA's Uncertain Future

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Tue Apr 21 05:02:37 MDT 2009


AFTER THE PARTY

Corruption, the ANC and South Africa's Uncertain Future

 

Andrew Feinstein

 

Published 20th April, 2009

 

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"The most important book about South Africa since the demise of apartheid... Anyone who wants to understand the parlous state of what used to be described as the Rainbow Nation has to read Feinstein's brave and fine work." - Scotsman

 

"An insider's view of the depths to which Mbeki sank to protect his friends and pursue his critics." - Observer

 

"The multi-billion-pound arms deal of the late 1990s... resulted in huge bribes from European companies being distributed among members of the cabinet. Andrew Feinstein, an idealistic South African who was one of the ANC's few white MPs, is especially good at chronicling this brazen fraud." - Sunday Times

 

An invaluable account of the personalities and organizations that will do battle in South Africa's crucial election, scheduled for 22 April 2009, After the Party provides a riveting first-hand account of how one of the world's premier liberation movements has lost its moral compass and the consequences for ordinary South Africans.

 

As much a personal memoir as it is a hard-hitting evaluation of contemporary South African politics, in After the Party former ANC MP Andrew Feinstein tells the story of how he was forced to choose between his loyalty to the ANC, the extraordinary political party that brought about the end of apartheid, and his constitutional responsibility to his country. In August 2001, Feinstein resigned as MP when confronted with the ANC's corruption and the undermining of political institutions that was necessary to cover it up.

 

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Verso Books and Crisis States Research Centre (LSE) invite you to celebrate the publication of 

 

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

 

Discussion and Book Launch

Old Theatre, LSE

5th May, 2009 at 6:30pm

Featuring Andrew Feinstein and Michela Wrong 

This event will chart the future of politics in South Africa and Kenya. Andrew Feinstein, former ANC MP and author of the recently published After the Party, will offer an explosive post-election account of the power struggles currently dominating South African politics, and a crucial record of the ANC's record in power. Author and journalist, Michela Wrong (author of the recently published, It's Our Turn to Eat) will respond with comments based on her own research in Kenya.

 

This event is free and open to the public. Guests will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

For more information about the event please contact

Laura Collins on L.Collins1 at lse.ac.uk

 

For information about the author or the book please contact 

Zahra Khan on zahrak at verso.co.uk

 

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ISBN 9781844673568 / £14.99 / $33.50 / Hardback / 320 pages

 

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http://www.versobooks.com/books/cdef/ef-titles/feinstein_andrew_after_the_party.shtml

 

 

To buy the book:

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/After-Party-Corruption-Africas-Uncertain/dp/1844673561/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1240309749&sr=8-1

 

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book/9781844673568/After-the-Party?b=-3&t=-20#Description-20

 

 

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