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Andrew Feinstein

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Welcome to Andrew Feinstein’s Blog

Andrew FeinsteinGreetings readers and welcome to my blog.

Since After the Party‘s publication earlier this month (see launch coverage), I have been overwhelmed by the response – and have never been so busy. I’d like to take this chance to thank my friends and supporters, who’ve been with me every step of the way during this whirlwind experience, and all those who purchase and read the book. I could not have imagined that it would meet with such a reception.

Upcoming events on the book tour include a discussion with the community forum Living Newspaper, at the Marais Road Synagogue centre in Sea Point, Cape Town. It’s this Tuesday, 13 November, at 8pm and all are welcome. Perhaps I’ll see you there.

Meanwhile, here’s a roundup of the latest coverage of After the Party in the SA media:

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  • <a href="http://www.griot.iblog.co.za" rel="nofollow">Marirong</a>
    Marirong
    November 14th, 2007 @15:26 #
     
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    I must state ahead that I am a member of the ANC, a loyal one at that. I have just complted your book and many hysterical writeups it expectedly attracted. I also watched the Etv duel between you and Mo Shaikh.

    After reading the book and what appeared elsewhere I felt betrayed. More betrayed than those whose confidence was betrayed like Cde Trevor Manuel in your pursuit of wealth and fame in the classical mould of a mercenary.

    I felt betrayed because it is now clear that your membership of the ANC was for academic, or should I say literary, purposes. You used the movement, its members and leading cadres to gather information in a manner typical of spies.

    There are more questions than answers about your act of betrayal:
    - what is the real motive for the book that in Cde Mo`s peddles rumours more than anything
    - what should we, members of the ANC, say in the light of this mercenary work

    This is tragic indeed.

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  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    November 14th, 2007 @15:55 #
     
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    I think we have a record here: two Shaik-brother mentions in one day on a literary website! Marirong's, above (note gratuitous "h"), and the Jacana blog's:

    http://jacana.book.co.za/2007/11/14/fruit-vegetables-and-great-fun-at-the-launch-of-zapiros-new-book/

    Perhaps we should invite the Shaik clan to join BOOK SA - ?

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  • <a href="http://richarddenooy.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Richard de Nooy</a>
    Richard de Nooy
    November 14th, 2007 @17:42 #
     
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    Are you suggesting we're two Shaiks short of a debate?
    Call me Yorick from now on and I'll participate.
    Damn, I blew my cover.

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  • kfoster
    kfoster
    January 28th, 2009 @12:15 #
     
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    Marirong, If by "this mercenary work" you mean the "Arms Deal", which surely you must, then I think the answer to your second question is clear.

    All those mercenaries who lied, cheated and extorted money under the guise of "trust me I am your leader" should be fully investigated so that you can know for sure who really betrayed you!

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