Title: An Inconvenient Youth: Julius Malema and the New ANC
Author: Fiona Forde
Publisher: Picador Africa
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Book launch: An Inconvenient Youth: Julius Malema and the New ANC by Fiona Forde
Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay
Friday 28 October: 18h30 for 19h00
Fiona Forde will be in conversation with John Maytham at a not-to-missed event at Kalk Bay Books. Insightful, thorough and balanced, An Inconvenient Youth is a crucial contribution towards understanding a man who is arguably South Africa’s most-talked-about politician today.’
– Redi Tlhabi
More than a ringleader, a rabble-rouser and a rebel who knows no bounds, Julius Malema is a new kind of cadre in South African political life, a radical product of 100 years of struggle politics and one of the first of the post-1994 leaders to emerge.
Whether you love him or loathe him, he is undeniably one of the most controversial politicians of our time.
Forde, an Irish journalist based in Cape Town, analyses the sources of Malema’s wealth, exploring his seamless approach to business and politics.
She situates Malema within the ANC’s history and shows in unprecedented detail how he has perfected the practices that characterise a new ‘struggle’ in which individuals extend their personal wealth and political power at the expense of the people.
This insightful, meticulously researched account explores how a brave child has grown to become a grave inconvenience, not only to the ANC, but also, due to his style of politics,
to South Africa’s fledgling democracy.
RSVP: by 27 October to
Fiona Forde at Kalk Bay Books
021 788 2266
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