Instead of soul-searching, enigma-breaking or ‘biography’, call this book a displacement of certain fictions — an engagement with many of the myths and invidious discourses that have piled themselves high around Mbeki.
— Ronald Suresh Roberts
Trim size: 150 x 230mm
Page count: 297
Publication Date: June 2007
Known as a fearless writer, Ronald Suresh Roberts explores our former President’s intellectual traditions and elaborates on the central ideas out of which Mbeki was, and the ANC are, governing South Africa. Fit to Govern examines the difficult issues (e.g. Zimbabwe, HIV/AIDS, neo-colonialism) that have faced President Thabo Mbeki and casts fresh light on Mbeki’s logic.
With his wide knowledge of history, politics, literature and debates in South Africa’s media — and having had unprecedented access to the president himself, Roberts is uniquely placed to write with authority about President Mbeki. His book places the president and South Africa in a global context, recognises the many challenges that inform government and celebrates South Africa’s ongoing transformation.