Eight Days in September: The Removal of Thabo Mbeki (Picador Africa Heritage Frank Chikane (Author) . Thank you Dr. Frank Chikane for writting this book. Eight Days in September: The Removal of Thabo Mbeki, Frank Chikane turns his Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best. Frank Chikane is a South African civil servant, writer and cleric. He is a member of the African . Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version.
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Contextual Theology; Frank Chikane; Adriaan Vlok; Thabo Mbeki .. In another book “The things that could not be said, from AIDS to. Eight Days in September book. Read 27 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. On 15 March , Chikane launched his book: “Eight Days in September: The Removal of Thabo Mbeki”. The book gives a fascinating, behind-the-scenes.
It was a lovely eulogy to the presidency of Thabo Mbeki. However I have two complaints: firstly I felt that it could have benefited from a tighter edit - there was so much repetition and the structure gave the impression of being written in bits for various publications or uses.
The space saved c Not what I expected: more information on the constitutional issues around Pres. The space saved could have used to give more context for the foreign, non-South Africa reader.
But the discreteness about the factions behind the removal of Mbeki state secrecy and litigation aside made this a disappointing read. There is far too much repitition and disclaimers. Half of the book is about Chikane explaining why he can't write about certain things, well then rather not write a book.
Though I think highly of Chikane and I'll try his other book. Jun 17, Charlene rated it really liked it Although this book could not elucidate fully on the politics of the recall nor on the nature of Thabo Mbeki's state of mind at the time, it has restored my belief that Mr Mbeki was a worthy President that did not deserve the treatment he received.
That being said I think his aloofness and perhaps perceived unwillingness to suffer fools is what may well have been his achilles heel. I am certain now that without him and his style of government we may well have found ourselves in a far worse situat Although this book could not elucidate fully on the politics of the recall nor on the nature of Thabo Mbeki's state of mind at the time, it has restored my belief that Mr Mbeki was a worthy President that did not deserve the treatment he received.
I am certain now that without him and his style of government we may well have found ourselves in a far worse situation today. Booksellers love books like Eight Days in September.
We love multiple print runs, huge dollops of media attention and controversial authors. The next print run is said to be 15, copies.
To put that in perspective, a bestseller in South Africa is usually about 3, copies. Out of the hundreds of books released monthly, I would estimate that less than twenty sell in the thousands. For a non-fiction book about political intrigue to enjoy this kind of publicity and demand is unusual.
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