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The Mind of Africa flowed well and was relatively easy to read.

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The Mind of Africa flowed well and was relatively easy to read.

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Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) is recognised by Act of Parliament as the national controlling body for mind sports in South Africa. Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) is also an affiliate of the International eSports Federation, Fédération Mondiale du Jeu de Dames, and the International Wargames Federation. Due to its membership of such international bodies, the MSSA is the sole authority for the games that it caters for in terms of the Sport and Recreation Act, number 110 of 1998 (as amended).

Start by marking The Mind of South Africa as Want to Read . This book is a good, informative and helpful read - and interesting not only because it was still written before the peaceful transition to democracy came about in South Africa.

Start by marking The Mind of South Africa as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Allister Sparks has written an insightful and powerful expose on our long history. I like his admission on his wrong evaluation on . de Klerk, who surprise friends and foes with his "leap of faith" in 1990 at the "blockbuster speech opening Parliament on February 2".

The book also debunks many of the most common myths about South Africa. Cry, The Beloved Country is one of South Africa’s most critically acclaimed novels, written by author and anti-apartheid activist, Alan Patton (1903-1988). The bestseller is a heart-wrenching story about Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son, Absalom, set against the background of racial injustice before apartheid was legalized.

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In my mind, it should have been clear from the horrors of Cambodia, to the . Most of South Africa is arid or semi-arid land and no Blacks lived there until Whites opened up the land and created the Mining industry.

In my mind, it should have been clear from the horrors of Cambodia, to the people of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe winning their own freedom from oppression that the subject was closed. As a result, South Africa became one of the most economically stable countries on the African continent. Despite the so-called evils of apartheid, there was a large influx of black immigrants into South Africa.

The Mind of Africa appeared at a time when a number of African countries were obtaining, or fighting for, their political freedom from .

The Mind of Africa appeared at a time when a number of African countries were obtaining, or fighting for, their political freedom from their colonial rulers; and becoming independent nations expecting to build new societies in accordance with their own visions and conceptions, though not necessarily jettisoning all the features of their colonial heritage. Building new societies requires appropriate ideologies and philosophies fashioned within the crucible of their cultural and historical experiences

A historical overview of racial conflict in South Africa traces the history of the Black African tribes, the colonial invasion of the Dutch and English, the impact of the discovery of gold and diamonds, and the evaluation of apartheid

Comments: (7)

artman
good
Malakelv
This book added a much needed back round to be able to visit and enjoy South Africa today. It makes reading a history book enjoyable
Vetibert
Great Book. Quick delivery. Thanks
Pooker
A fine insight in to the mind of the Afrikaner. Should be compulsory reading for all schools. Now very much in need of a sequel
Mr_TrOlOlO
Excellent
crazy mashine
I have always been very interested in the History of my country. Therefore it is no surprise that Ï was drawn to Alister Sparks' book, "The Mind of South Africa" early in my life, as it was held up by many people as an authoritative history of South Africa.

I have read this book many times, and I although I have to commend the courage it took to take on the big task of writing a history of a country like South Africa with many different narratives and historical perspectives. Unfortunately, I found this book to be less of an Historical account and more of an opinion piece. There are many instances in the book where the author makes sweeping statements about an event, organisation or even an ethnic group, without anything to back the statement up, other than perhaps his own personal views.

This is not a book I would recommend if you are looking for a better understanding of the complicated History of South Africa. Rather, it's a book which relies on a "broad strokes" approach that conveys history in black and white terms, ignoring all the nuances which made South Africa such a hotbed of conflict, lead to the brutal Apartheid policy and which in recent times has lead to the high levels of violent crime.

A much better book to understand South Africa would be Timothy Keegan's "Colonial South Africa and the Origins of the Racial Order," read in conjunction with Herman Giliomee's book "The Afrikaners: biography of a people," but I would even recommend some self study because the sources available these days would allow any person who wants to understand South Africa better to do so without having the disadvantage of viewing the history of South Africa through another person's bias.
Bundis
I suppose that this was the book that I most wanted to find after my trip to South Africa. I wanted something that would try to explain what the white South Africans were thinking. I wanted to know how a system as pernicious and self-evidently evil emerged-- because basically I don't accept that people are evil. No bad dogs or kids, that sort of thinking.

I'm not going to say that Allister Sparks totally succeeds in providing an explanation. However, he at least explained the combination of religious and political beliefs that led up to the system being instituted. It was fascinating (as an expat in the Netherlands) to read how much influence Holland has really had on the country. Wacky conservative Dutch leaders seemed to find open arms there, particularly after the war. And this is, of course, one of the points of the book. Before WWII, South Africa was more or less in step with world thinking. The real divergence came post-WWII, as they rejected the message of freedom and the end of the colonial era that was sweeping the rest of the world.

The book is also interesting in that it was originally written in 1990, on the very eve of the change. So, of course, although some predictions and fears turned out to be true, others are less so. Mugabe, for instance, turned out to be much less benign than Sparks hoped based on the events of the 1980s.

It helped me put some of the thinking behind the historical facts of the apartheid era. Sparks (a well-established and experienced journalist) is a good writer, if not a great one. The Mind of Africa flowed well and was relatively easy to read. Recommended.
This first seven chapters of this book might be the best ever written on South African history. The middle three chapters are a bit weaker (and more journalistic) while the later chapters are much better. In total, this is a work of great importance for those seeking to understand where South Africa has been and why it is the way it is today.
The Mind of South Africa download epub
ISBN: 0749305983
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Language: English
Publisher: Mandarin