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After the Dance, by David Robbins

After the Dance, by David Robbins

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By (author): David Robbins.

Outsiders ... could learn more from Robbins about South African realities and learn moreover in an easy and agreeable way - than from any other writer that I can think of." - Robin Hallett, Southern African Review of Books.

In April 1994, amid international acclaim, South Africa stepped back from the slough of endemic political violence and danced its first bold dance with constitutional democracy. Millions of people entered into a state of euphoria and rejoicing. Even after the jubilation of the dance had subsided, the broad optimism remained, but of course mingled with cynicism from some quarters and an expectation of rich rewards in others. This book sets out to capture some of the flavour of what has happened since that first wild dance took place.

David Robbins is no stranger to this genre. In the early 1980s The 29th Paralle described a journey across the country from east to west at a time when South Africans were beginning to be embroiled in great social and political change. In the early 1990s, Driving South dealt with a second journey, this time from the Limpopo to Cape Agulhas, when people were bracing themselves for the inevitable political climax to come. After the Dance probes beneath the surface of the country once again, and David Robbins has allowed South Africans in various parts of the country to speak for themselves.

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