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Govan Mbeki

Author: Colin Bundy
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 2013.
Series: Ohio short histories of Africa.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Govan Mbeki (1910-2001) was a core leader of the African National Congress, the Communist Party, and the armed wing of the ANC during the struggle against apartheid. Known as a hard-liner, Mbeki was a prolific writer and combined in a rare way the attributes of intellectual and activist, political theorist and practitioner. Sentenced to life in prison in 1964 along with Nelson Mandela and others, he was sent to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2013001106
Named Person: Govan Mbeki; Govan Mbeki
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Bundy
ISBN: 082144459X 9780821444597
OCLC Number: 832313956
Notes: "First published by Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd in 2012. First published in North America in 2013 by Ohio University Press."--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (pages).
Contents: Introduction: intellectual activist or activist intellectual? --
Home comforts and family histories --
Healdtown and Fort Hare --
Permanent persuader: Mbeki in the Transkei, 1940/1952 --
Township politics: Ladysmith and Port Elizabeth, 1952/1960 --
Mbeki as journalist and author, 1955/1963 --
The road to Rivonia --
Cold comfort: the Robben Island years --
Release, retirement, and a modest revolutionary?
Series Title: Ohio short histories of Africa.
Responsibility: Colin Bundy.

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