Culture and liberation : exile writings, 1966-1985 (Book, 2022) [WorldCat.org]
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Culture and liberation : exile writings, 1966-1985

Author: Alex La Guma; Christopher J Lee; Albie Sachs
Publisher: London ; New York : Seagull Books, 2022.
Series: Africa list (Seagull Books)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of South Africa's best-known writers during the apartheid era, Alex La Guma was a lifelong activist and a member of the South African Communist Party and the African National Congress. Persecuted and imprisoned by the South African regime in the 1950s and 60s, La Guma went into exile in the United Kingdom with his wife and children in 1966, eventually serving as the ANC's diplomatic representative for Latin  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Alex La Guma; Alex La Guma
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex La Guma; Christopher J Lee; Albie Sachs
ISBN: 9780857427892 085742789X
OCLC Number: 1233306247
Description: 581 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Africa list (Seagull Books)
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Alex La Guma ; afterword by Bill Nasson ; edited by Christopher J. Lee, Albie Sachs.

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One of South Africa's best-known writers during the apartheid era, Alex La Guma was a lifelong activist and a member of the South African Communist Party and the African National Congress. Persecuted and imprisoned by the South African regime in the 1950s and 60s, La Guma went into exile in the United Kingdom with his wife and children in 1966, eventually serving as the ANC's diplomatic representative for Latin America and the Caribbean in Cuba. Culture and Liberation captures a different dimension of his long writing career by collecting his political journalism, literary criticism, and other short pieces published while he was in exile. This volume spans La Guma's political and literary life in exile through accounts of his travels to Algeria, Lebanon, Vietnam, Soviet Central Asia, and elsewhere, along with his critical assessments of Paul Robeson, Nadine Gordimer, Maxim Gorky, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and Pablo Neruda, among other writers. The first dedicated collection of La Guma's exile writing, Culture and Liberation restores an overlooked dimension of his life and work, while opening a window on a wider world of cultural and political struggles in Africa, Asia, and Latin America during the second half of the twentieth century.

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