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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 launched on Saturday 26 May in Johannesburg and they invited me to speak. The writers kick off with the admission that writing a biography about Frank Chikane within the context of the radically changing socio-political environment in South Africa is a daunting task, given his resurgent prophetic ministry of speaking truth to power. Frank has himself written a number of books and two come to mind. These books did not endear Frank to the powers that be at the time and he would pay a price for it. As I sat along with the most eminent in the reception room my mind dived along memory lane. We had shared trenches with the South African churches and I have spoken on so many of these occasions in Gugulethu, Alexander, Regina Mundi Church, Khayelitsha and others. Frank had come to Namibia on numerous occasions to speak at our campaigns as the Council of Churches in Namibia. He was persona non-grata with the South African regime in Namibia but we kept smuggling him in the country. I met them in the evening at the airport and our trip started at 4am.

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.

Eight Days in September

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.

Eight Days in September

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.

Eight Days in September - the removal of Thabo Mbeki

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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