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Tuesday, November 5, 2013


(Adam Habib)

It's the book that has managed to get the country talking about its present and its future with South Africa’s Suspended Revolution – Hopes and Prospects, Adam Habib's latest contribution to the country's popular discourse.

Founding director of the Centre for Civil Society based in Durban and a research professor in the School of Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Habib completed his tertiary education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the University of Witwatersrand and the Graduate School of the City University of New York. He has held academic appointments at the Universities of Johannesburg, Durban-Westville and KwaZulu-Natal and the Human Science Research Council. He served as the Executive Director of the Democracy and Governance Programme of the Human Science Research Council.

South Africa's Suspended Revolution was the product of a six-month sabbatical at Oxford University. Habib said the idea was to write a book that would bridge the gap between the academia and a popular audience.

Not only has the book garnered enough interest to warrant a second print run, but will also be published in Afrikaans, seSotho and isiZulu. The translated, abridged editions are due for release early next year.