Rebecca Davis reviews Mamphela Ramphele’s Dreams, Betrayal and Hope
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The title of Mamphela Ramphele’s latest book evokes Barack Obama’s 2006 memoir The Audacity of Hope – but the epigraph is Edgar Allan Poe’s A Dream Within A Dream, a poem which questions whether reality exists in the way we think it does. Little surprise that Ramphele might occasionally feel that way: her trajectory from a respected elder stateswoman of South African society to the political wilderness has been, at points, more than a little surreal.

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Categories Non-fiction South Africa

Tags Daily Maverick Dreams Betrayal and Hope Mamphela Ramphele Penguin Random House SA Rebecca Davis Reviews

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