by Baruch Hirson - £14.99 Zed Books Ltd (2016)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781783608966 | ISBN 10: 178360896x
"We can say without fear of being contradicted by history, that June 16, 1976 heralded the beginning of the end of the centuries-old white rule in this country"Originally banned on publication by the apartheid government, Year of Fire, Year of Ash is an eye-opening account of how, in June 1976, 20,000 school students faced down the tanks and guns of a vicious racist regime, in a revolt that galvanized the black working-class and became a pivotal turning point for the anti-apartheid movement. More than this, the book overturns much of the conventional logic that served to explain the event at the time, showing it was not simply a student protest, but part of a wider uprising.
(Nelson Mandela )
(Price & availability last checked: July 2016)
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