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Sparks, Allister

Overview
Works: 69 works in 242 publications in 5 languages and 5,254 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Autobiographies  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
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Most widely held works about Allister Sparks
 
Most widely held works by Allister Sparks
The mind of South Africa by Allister Sparks( Book )

25 editions published in 1990 in English and Dutch and held by 1,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new interpretation of Afrikaner nationalism and apartheid and an analysis of the country's social, economic, and political problems
Beyond the miracle : inside the new South Africa by Allister Sparks( Book )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Sparks' third book on South Africa, he writes about the outcomes and continuing struggles of a post-Mandela elected government. The democracy faces a widening gap between rich and poor, continued racial and ethnic tensions, and conflicts with other countries such the Congo and Zimbabwe. He describes it as a land where the First and Third World meet, with examples that are important to other countries facing the same challenges
Tomorrow is another country : the inside story of South Africa's Negotiated Revolution by Allister Sparks( Book )

29 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When its two principal actors, Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, the world celebrated a shared ideal of peace and respect for human rights. But behind the famous journey that brought these historic adversaries together lies an even more dramatic story, which Allister Sparks reveals in a gripping narrative that begins four years before Mandela's release from prison in February 1990. Secret meetings between senior government officials and their most famous political prisoner began in 1986; there followed the decision of the fiercely Afrikaner Broederbond, a secret and powerful brotherhood, to abandon apartheid and open clandestine negotiations with the African National Congress; South African intelligence agents slipped undercover to Switzerland to negotiate terms for a new multi-racial government. The friendships that amazingly evolved made all the difference when South Africa struggled through the next years of multi-party negotiations and bloody political conflict." "Sparks's brilliant - and news-breaking - analysis shows how a chain of crises affected political progress in those years; why violence flourished and whether the government was complicitous in it; what the new roles of Buthelezi and the Communist Joe Slovo became. He concludes with a superb assessment of "ten reasons for optimism" about South Africa under its first truly democratic government."--Jacket
Tutu : authorized by Allister Haddon Sparks( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A celebration of the life of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, an icon whose humanity and compassion has touched millions of lives around the world. Born in Klerksdorp, South Africa, Desmond Tutu was ordained as an Anglican priest in 1960. He vigorously opposed apartheid and has dedicated his life to fighting all forms of oppression, advocating nonviolence, peaceful reconciliation, and social justice for all. This book features an authorized biography by legendary South African journalist Allister Sparks and includes interviews by Tutu's daughter, Reverend Mpho A. Tutu, with historical figures who witnessed Tutu's life and worked alongside him, such as Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, the Dalai Lama, Kofi Annan, Bono, and Sir Richard Branson, as well as intimate interviews with his wife, family, and closest friends. Complemented by images and unpublished artifacts drawn from Tutu's private files.--From publisher description
Tomorrow is another country : the inside story of South Africa's road to change by Allister Sparks( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When its two principal actors, Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, the world celebrated a shared ideal of peace and respect for human rights. But behind the famous journey that brought these historic adversaries together lies an even more dramatic story, which Allister Sparks reveals in a gripping narrative that begins four years before Mandela's release from prison in February 1990. Secret meetings between senior government officials and their most famous political prisoner began in 1986; there followed the decision of the fiercely Afrikaner Broederbond, a secret and powerful brotherhood, to abandon apartheid and open clandestine negotiations with the African National Congress; South African intelligence agents slipped undercover to Switzerland to negotiate terms for a new multi-racial government. The friendships that amazingly evolved made all the difference when South Africa struggled through the next years of multi-party negotiations and bloody political conflict."--BOOK JACKET. "Sparks's brilliant - and news-breaking - analysis shows how a chain of crises affected political progress in those years; why violence flourished and whether the government was complicitous in it; what the new roles of Buthelezi and the Communist Joe Slovo became. He concludes with a superb assessment of "ten reasons for optimism" about South Africa under its first truly democratic government."--Jacket
Nelson Mandela : journey to freedom( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born into African royalty, he became an international hero for his sacrifices in the fight against apartheid. After decades in jail, he emerged as the leader of his reborn nation. Journey to freedom alongside one of the most compelling figures of the 20th century. Nelson Mandela is one of the most compelling figures of the 20th century. Learn the remarkable story of his life, from his idyllic childhood through his years of imprisonment to his triumphant election as president of South Africa
Tomorrow is another country : the inside story of South Africa's road to change by Allister Sparks( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book celebrates the miraculous social, moral and political transformation in South Africa signalled by the death of apartheid. For the first time, the true events which shaped history are revealed in this fascinating account
Tutu : the authorised portrait by Allister Sparks( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remarkable story of Desmond Tutu's courage, faith, perseverance, and his life-long commitment to the liberation of the oppressed
The mind of South Africa by Allister Sparks( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om Sydafrika historie med udgangspunkt i den nuværende krise mellem sort og hvid
Morgen ist ein anderes Land : Südafrikas geheime Revolution by Allister Haddon Sparks( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spannende Darstellung der Geheimverhandlungen Ende 1985 bis Anfang 1994 zwischen den gemässigten Fraktionen bei Weissen und Schwarzen Südafrikas, die zu dem sensationellen Wandel vom autoritär-rassistischen zum demokratischen Staat führten
EFFECTIVE INVESTOR : lessons from an african emerging market by FRANCO BUSETTI( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why is the South African stock market important? First, it is classified as an emerging market. However, while the country shows emerging characteristics, its stock market is highly developed. It is one of the oldest stock exchanges in the world and is the eighteenth largest in the world in terms of market capitalisation and trade. It is by far the largest of Africa's 29 exchanges and accounts for over a third of the stocks listed on the continent. It is an integral part of the world-class financial infrastructure of the country, and South Africa was ranked first of 139 countries for its regulation of securities exchanges by the World Economic Forum in 2010. Global emerging markets are evolving into developed markets, while frontier markets are becoming the new emerging markets. Understanding the South African market provides insight into the paths that these markets will follow in future. Similarly, the techniques highlighted in the book for dealing with volatility are applicable to similar markets elsewhere. Second, South Africa is the newest member of the BRICS grouping. This gives it the role of Africa's representative and it is of particular interest to China as a bridgehead to access this resource-rich continent. Third, it is a gateway into Africa, both directly in terms of its highly developed financial, legal and banking infrastructure and indirectly, through the exposure of many of its top corporates to African countries. Finally, it is an attractive market in its own right. It has been the third-best performing stock market in the world since 1900, and has weathered the great financial crisis with flying colours. While the investment lessons from the South African market outlined in this book are universal, understanding some of its peculiarities is also important. For example, some insight into the behaviour of the currency, the rand, is clearly critical in terms of any investment in this market, as well as in providing some understanding of other volatile emerging market currencies, and also because it is often treated as the most liquid proxy for these currencies, particularly during upheavals. In addition, traditional macroeconomic approaches to investment in this market often don't work because of the weak correspondence between the compositions of the economy and the market and the dominance of resources, a fact which is usually missed by analysts in developed countries. Unlike the promises in many populist investment books, this book won't make you immensely wealthy quickly. It may not even make you immensely wealthy slowly. What it will do is explain the most important features of how the stock market works; guide you into forming realistic expectations; help you to avoid the most common pitfalls and evaluate investment information critically and show you how to reduce risk and enhance returns. It should save you money and time and I hope it provides new and practical insights, regardless of your investment experience
The sword and the pen : six decades on the political frontier by Allister Sparks( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allister Sparks joined his first newspaper at age 17 and was pitched headlong into the vortex of South Africa's stormy politics. The Sword and the Pen is the story of how as a journalist he observed, chronicled and participated in his country's unfolding drama for more than 66 years, covering events from the premiership of DF Malan to the presidency of Jacob Zuma, witnessing at close range the rise and fall of apartheid and the rise and crisis of the new South Africa. In trenchant prose, Sparks has written a remarkable account of both a life lived to its full as well as the surrounding narrative of South Africa from the birth of apartheid, the rise of political opposition, the dawn of democracy, right through to the crisis we are experiencing today
First drafts : South African history in the making by Allister Haddon Sparks( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mind of South Africa : [the story of the rise and fall of apartheid] by Allister Sparks( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New perspectives in Africa: 1. Address to the Institute's Council, Port Elizabeth, Jan., 1967. 2. Address to the Institute's Natal Region, May, 1967 by Allister Haddon Sparks( Book )

4 editions published between 1900 and 1967 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De kust van de Goede Hoop : de geschiedenis van Zuid-Afrika by Allister Haddon Sparks( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De geschiedenis van Zuid-Afrika, met nadruk op de historische analyse van de geestesgesteldheid van de belangrijkste politiek-maatschappelijke groeperingen
South Africa : an interim report by Duncan Edmonds( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When one recalls the mood of apprehension and uncertainty against a backdrop of seemingly uncontrollable political violence, which prevailed during the run-up to the election, the comparative smoothness of the transition of power in South Africa has been astonishing, prompting one to consider the deep, binding forces in this society, despite the generations of racial oppression and resistance to it that gave South Africa its odious reputation. This document presents an interim report on South Africa
South Africa : status of the dream (second report) by Canadian Security Intelligence Service( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entering the third year of its rebirth as a democracy, South Africa has surmounted the particular risks of instability that can accompany such processes of radical transformation and is safely through its transition phase. Having predicted over a year ago both the fact and the timing of the recent resignation of F.W. de Klerk and the National Party from Nelson Mandela's Government of National Unity, the authors of this document update their earlier reports
The voice of dissent by Allister Haddon Sparks( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De kust van de Goede Hoop : de geschiedenis van Zuid-Afrika by Allister Sparks( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in Dutch and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De geschiedenis van Zuid-Afrika, met nadruk op de historische analyse van de geestesgesteldheid van de belangrijkste politiek-maatschappelijke groeperingen
 
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Beyond the miracle : inside the new South Africa
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Tomorrow is another country : the inside story of South Africa's Negotiated RevolutionTutu : authorizedTomorrow is another country : the inside story of South Africa's road to changeTomorrow is another country : the inside story of South Africa's road to changeTutu : the authorised portraitMorgen ist ein anderes Land : Südafrikas geheime RevolutionFirst drafts : South African history in the making
Alternative Names
Allister Sparks en sydafrikansk journalist och författare

Allister Sparks eteläafrikkalainen lehtimies, kirjailija ja luennoitsija

Allister Sparks journalist uit Zuid-Afrika

Allister Sparks periodista sudafricano

Allister Sparks South African journalist

Allister Sparks südafrikanischer Journalist

Haddon Sparks, Allister 1933-2016

Sparks, Allister.

Sparks, Allister 1933-2016

Sparks, Allister Haddon

Languages
English (154)

Dutch (8)

German (2)

French (1)

Danish (1)