After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Douglas Foster, Author, After Mandela: the Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa; Associate Professor, Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism
Foster provides a sobering portrait of a country caught between a democratic future and a political meltdown. Foster, a leading South Africa authority with early, unprecedented access to President Zuma and to the next generation in the Mandela family, traces the nation’s entire post-apartheid arc, from its celebrated beginnings under “Madiba” to Thabo Mbeki’s tumultuous rule to the ferocious battle between Mbeki and Jacob Zuma. 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.
MLF: International Relations
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program, 1 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 standard, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: Linda Calhoun