A Burning Hunger: One Family's Struggle Against Apartheid (BOK)

Lynda Schuster

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If the Mandelas were the generals in the fight for black liberation, the Mashininis were the foot soldiers. Theirs is a story of exile, imprisonment, torture, and loss, but also of dignity, courage, and strength in the face of appalling adversity. Originally published in Great Britain to critical acclaim, "A Burning Hunger: One Family's Struggle Against Apartheid" tells a deeply moving human story and is one of the seminal books about the struggle against apartheid. This family, Joseph and Nomkhitha Mashinini and their thirteen children, became immersed in almost every facet of the liberation struggle - from guerrilla warfare to urban insurrection. Although Joseph and Nomkhitha were peaceful citizens who had never been involved in politics, five of their sons became leaders in the antiapartheid movement. When the students of Soweto rose up in 1976 to protest a new rule making Afrikaans the language of instruction, they were led by charismatic young Tsietsi Mashinini. Scores of students were shot down and hundreds were injured. Tsietsi's actions on that day set in motion a chain of events that would forever change South Africa, define his family, and transform their lives. "A Burning Hunger" shows the human catastrophe that plagued generations of black Africans in the powerful story of one religious and law-abiding Soweto family. Basing her narrative on extensive research and interviews, Lynda Schuster richly portrays this remarkable family and in so doing reveals black South Africa during a time of momentous change.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2006 Forfatter Lynda Schuster
Forlag
Eurospan
ISBN 9780821416525
Antall sider 472 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,8cm
Vekt 635 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Biography: general, Black & Asian studies, Political activism

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