Bring Me My Machine Gun, by Russell, Alec
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- ISBN: 9781586487386 | 1586487388
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 4/14/2009
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 presidentsignaling 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 yearsincluding former activists turned billionaires and reactionary BoersAlec Russell'sBring Me My Machine Gunis a beautifully told and expertly researched account of South Africa's great tragedy: the tragedy of hope unfulfilled.