The Arrogance of Power | Politics: General & Reference
‘Intense, involved, edgy … at best, his work is brilliant’
- Riaan de Villiers, journalist, in reviewing this book in manuscript
Dr Xolela Mangcu has earned a reputation as one of South Africa’s most vibrant and engaging public voices. This new book is a collection of his columns written for local and international newspapers over the past fifteen years.
Vivid, polemical and poignant, it records the initial excitement – and growing disillusionment – of a leading black intellectual about post-apartheid government, notably the administrations of Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma, and the growing realisation that achieving real liberation in South Africa will require an even longer struggle than he had once believed.
On Biko: A Biography, Mangcu’s previous book:
‘Brilliant … a landmark’ – Prof Jeff Peires, Rhodes University
‘A must-read’…’ – Ngugi wa Thiong’o
‘A colourful commentator .. bringing together a wealth of information … authoritative.” – Business Day
‘Xolela Mangcu is nothing if not inspirational.’ – Slipnet