[Debate] Hein Marais book
Helena.Sheehan at dcu.ie
Fri Aug 26 14:04:08 BST 2011
Thanks for that, Stephanie.
I think that it does deserve wide attention, not only in South Africa, but
abroad for those who want to understand South Africa.
I'm sorry that the Sunday Times has taken that position. Sean Jacobs has
reviewed it for the Sunday Independent, which should appear soon. Surely
M&G will review it?
I'm reviewing it for Monthly Review for a more international audience. I'll
post it here once it's written and published.
>-- Original Message --
>Subject: Re: [Debate] Hein Marais book
>From: Stephanie Allais <stephanie.matseleng at gmail.com>
>Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 14:56:30 +0200
>To: helena.sheehan at dcu.ie,
> Debate is a listserve that attempts to promote information and analyses
>of interest to the independent left in South and Southern Africa <debate-list at fahamu.org>
>It has not been well publicized, apart from the launch events, which were
>excellent. I think it is a fantastic book and am trying to get all my students
>to read it (as a debate lurker I should explain that I work at the Education
>Policy Unit at Wits). I wrote a review for the Sunday Times, and the books
>editor has just come back to me to say, they don't publish such serious
>Serious things can only come in the review section, but they don't do book
>reviews in the review section.... It's very frustrating. What would be perfect
>is if the Sunday Times or M&G would publish some short versions of some
>the chapters as op eds or something. It really deserves to be well read.
>On 24 Aug 2011, at 15:29, Helena Sheehan wrote:
>> I'm reading the Hein Marais book South Africa Pushed to the Limits and
>> quite impressed by it.
>> Has there been much discussion / debate about it there in South Africa?
Professor Helena Sheehan
Dublin City University
Dublin 9 Ireland
e-mail: helena.sheehan at dcu.ie
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