Synopses & Reviews
A magisterial history of South Africa, from the earliest known human inhabitation of the region to the present. Lynn Berat updates this classic text with a new chapter chronicling the first presidential term of Mbeki and ending with the celebrations of the centenary of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress in January 2012.
“A history that is both accurate and authentic, written in a delightful literary style.”—Archbishop Desmond Tutu
"Lynn Berats brilliant addition to Leonard Thompsons superlative history takes the reader on a riveting tour of twenty-first century South Africa in all its triumph and tragedy."—Cindy Kaplan, Committed Artists of South Africa
About the Author
Leonard Thompson was Charles J. Stillé Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University. Lynn Berat is an internationally renowned expert on southern African law and legal history who worked closely with Thompson on previous editions of A History of South Africa.