In the 20 November 2008 issue of London Review of Books, R.W.Johnson reviews
Cyril Ramaphosa by Anthony Butler;
After the Party: A Personal and Political Journey inside the ANC by Andrew Feinstein;
Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred by Mark Gevisser.
Johnson is an emeritus fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. His new book, South Africa’s Brave New World, will be published by Penguin in the spring. His knowledge, experience, and insight into South Africa's past and present make the reviews as important as the books themselves.