The ANC's War against Apartheid: Umkhonto we Sizwe and the Liberation of South Africa

4 mars 2020|
The ANC's War against Apartheid: Umkhonto we Sizwe and the Liberation of South Africa de Stephen R. Davis

description

This study of the armed wing of the African National Congress also “contributes significantly to scholarship on liberation movements more broadly.”—Gary Baines, author of South Africa’s Border War

For nearly three decades, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC), known as Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), waged a violent revolutionary struggle against the apartheid state in South Africa. Stephen Davis works with extensive oral testimonies and the heroic myths that were constructed after 1994 to offer a new history of this movement. Davis deftly addresses the histories that reinforce the legitimacy of the ANC as a ruling party, its longstanding entanglement with the South African Communist Party, and efforts to consolidate a single narrative of struggle and renewal in concrete museums and memorials. Davis shows that the history of MK is more complicated and ambiguous than previous laudatory accounts would have us believe, and in doing so he discloses the contradictions of the liberation struggle as well as its political manifestations.

Titre :The ANC's War against Apartheid: Umkhonto we Sizwe and the Liberation of South Africa
Format :livre numérique Kobo
Publié le :4 mars 2020
Publié par :Indiana University Press
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN:9990058030047

Consulté récemment
|