Shades of Difference

Mac Maharaj And the Struggle for South Africa

by Padraig O'Malley

Shades of Difference

Hardcover, 648 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $32.95 | purchase

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Traces the story of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement as experienced by Nelson Mandela's minister of transport, describing his work as a freedom fighter and his key role in negotiations that ultimately led to South Africa's freedom in 1994.

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Satyandranath Ragunanan "Mac" Maharaj stepped down as South Africa's transport minister when Thabo Mbeki replaced Nelson Mandela as president. African National Congress hide caption

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