"This is a searingly honest book by someone who really knows his subject. Goodman is sympathetic to the attempts at transformation in my beloved motherland. The message of this book applies just as easily to the United States, where the fault lines run very deep, too. And the U.S. has been trying to solve these problems a great deal longer than the new South Africa."Archbishop Desmond Tutu
"David Goodman's vivid, intensely personal, and unobtrusively erudite book is irresistible reading for anyone who cares about South Africa."Adam Hochshild, author of King Leopold's Ghost
"A gem of a book. An excellent introduction to the intricacies of South African politics and society."Gail M. Gerhart, Foreign Affairs
"A sequence of truths shown through the lives of eight contrasted citizens, this book reveals our new South Africa with the startling accuracy of flashes of lightning on a stormy nightand with the apartheid storm over, a remarkable rainbow of hope can be seen."Donald Woods, author of Biko
This book should be read by anyone interested in the future of South Africa or indeed any conflict situation where the fighting has ended and the political settlement is in place, but the real problems are only just beginning.