Spear of the Nation: Umkhonto Wesizwe (Ohio Short Histories of Africa)

By Janet Cherry (author) | Format: Paperback / softback | Rating:

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Umkhonto weSizwe, Spear of the Nation, was arguably the last of the great liberation armies of the twentieth century-but it never got to "march triumphant into Pretoria." MK-as it was known-was the armed wing of the African National Congress, South Africa's liberation movement, that challenged the South African apartheid government.

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"Cherry . examines the ideological, moral, and strategic debates within the ANC and MK that led to its successes, failures, and remarkable restraint in comparison with those of other liberation armies.. Drawing on interviews with former MK members and testimony before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Cherry analyzes the MK within the broader context of proxies in the war between communism and capitalism as it played out in Vietnam, Africa, and South America."

Author Biography

Janet Cherry is a human rights activist, researcher, and academic who teaches at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. She has written and published on the history of the liberation struggle for the South African Democratic Education Trust.

Product Specifications

Format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Ohio University Press
Pages
156
Language
English
Series
Ohio short histories of Africa
Date Published
6 August 2012
Publication Place
Ohio
Imprint
Ohio University Press
Size
173 x 179 x 9
ISBN
9780821420263
Contributors

Janet Cherry (author)

Subject(s)

African history

Civil rights & citizenship

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