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Masire

Memoirs of an African Democrat

Authors: Masire, Quett Ketumile Joni

Editors: Lewis, Jr., Stephen R. (Ed.)

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Sir Ketumile was at the heart of Botswanan politics over the last half-century as it transformed itself into an independent vibrant multi-party and non-racial democracy. His memoir may be the best handbook available on how one builds a democratic nation and an economy that benefits the vast majority of its citizens.

About the authors

QUETT KETUMILE JONI MASIRE was President of Botswana for the Botswana Democratic Party from 1980 to 1998, when he stepped down and was replaced by Festus Mogae. Before this, he worked as teacher and headmaster of the Seepapitso Secondary School and co-founded the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP). In 1965, party leader Seretse Khama was elected prime minister of Botswana. After the independence of Botswana in 1966, he became Vice President. Following Kharma's death, Masire was elected President of Botswana. Under Masire, Botswana remained a democratic and non-racist society. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1991. In 1998 he stepped down. After his retirement as president he has been active in diplomacy, acting as a mediator in the civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Masire now chairs Global Afrika Resource& Energy Corporation (Garek), a South African-registered public company.

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'Rich in detail, but always to the point, the captivating narration - where dry facts and figures are interspersed with very personal comments, humorous anecdotes and, not least in the chapters devoted to international relations, frank character portraits of other political leaders - takes the reader on an educational journey through the stages of Botswana's graduation from a poor, marginalised British protectorate to a modern multiparty democracy, classified by the World Bank as an upper middle-income country.' Tor Sellström - Conflict Trends


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Masire
Book Subtitle
Memoirs of an African Democrat
Authors
Editors
  • Stephen R. Lewis, Jr.
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
Softcover ISBN
978-99912-404-8-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
368
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