Date: Thu. October 04, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm
Harold Washington Library Center
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
400 S. State Street
About this event:
Join us as Douglas Foster discusses and signs his new book titled After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa.
Fully half the population of South Africa is under the age of 24. This younger generation will shape the future of the remarkable democratic experiment, post-Mandela and post transition, at the southern tip of Africa. In a rollicking account told largely from the point of view of six young South Africans, the author traces the dangers and possibilities in the one country on the planet where democracy arrived on the same day, more or less, as rapid economic globalization and AIDS.
Douglas Foster, an associate professor at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, is a contributor to The Atlantic, New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Times, and Smithsonian.
Seating is limited and available first come, first served. Reservations are not required. Books are available for purchase at this event and Mr. Foster will autograph books at the conclusion of the program.
Douglas Foster photo credit: Tommy Giglio