Synopses & Reviews
The definitive book on the state of the ANC and the future of South African politics, After the Partytells the story behind the power struggles currently keeping South Africa in the news. The first-ever insider"s expos of the African National Congress, After the Party details the inner workings of the party that has ruled South Africa since 1994. As the ANC heads toward the 2009 national elections, Andrew Feinstein, a respected media commentator and former ANC member, reveals an organization rife with high-level corruption and inner turmoil. Feinstein lays out compelling, meticulously-presented evidence of party leader Jacob Zuma"s involvement in a multibillion-dollar arms deal'"for which Zuma faces trial'"estimating bribes and kickbacks associated with the deal totaling over $200 million. Feinstein, who has spent years investigating the ANC, also details the rivalries between Zuma and South African president Thabo Mbeki, Mbeki"s role in the fraudulent arms deal, and the ongoing tragedy in Zimbabwe.
"The most important book about South Africa since the demise of apartheid in the early 1990s...an account which makes John Grisham plots look wimpish." Scotsman
'For those contemplating a first journey into the murky world of South African politics, there can be few better guides than Andrew Feinstein."The Independent
South Africa’s Watergate – widespread corruption at the highest levels of the ANC.
After the Party is the explosive story of the power struggles dominating South African politics and a crucial analysis of the ANC's record in power. Andrew Feinstein, a former ANC member of parliament, uncovers a web of corruption to rival Watergate, revealing a web of concealment and corruption involving senior politicians, officials and figures at the very highest level of South African politics. With an insider's account of the events surrounding the contentious trial of South Africa's colourful President, Jacob Zuma, and the ongoing tragedy in Zimbabwe, After the Party has been acclaimed as the most important book on South Africa since the end of apartheid.
About the Author
Andrew Feinstein is a former ANC Member of Parliament. He has written extensively for the Guardian, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and Newsweek, among others, and is a regular commentator on CNN and Al Jazeera. He lives in London.