The Road to Democracy in South Africa

Volume 5, African Solidarity, Part 1

Edited by: SADET (South African Democracy Education Trust)

This volume focuses on the historical significance of African solidarity in South Africa's struggle for national liberation. The book challenges the notion and widely-shared prejudice permeating South African historiography - that, while South Africa is geographically a part of the African continent, its history is not integral to that of the continent, but more to the history of its European colonial powers. To debunk this offshore island view about South Africa within Africa, the book analyzes the relationship which existed between the Organization of African Unity and the South African liberation movements: the African National Congress and the Pan Africanist Congress. It also highlights the fraternal ties that bound these liberation movements to Ghana, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana, Algeria, Lesotho, Nigeria, Egypt, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and the Caribbean region. Contents include: The Geopolitics of Apartheid South Africa in the African Continent: 1948-1994 * Ghana's Contribution to the Anti-Apartheid Struggle: 1958-1994 * Anti-Colonial Internationalism and Black Internationalism: Caribbean and African Solidarities, the South African Case * Algeria and the Struggle against Apartheid in South Africa, 1955-1994 * Tanzania's Solidarity with South Africa's Liberation * The Role of the OAU Liberation Committee in the South African Liberation Struggle * Zambia and Developments in the South African Liberation Struggle, 1960-1994 * Egypt's Role in the Anti-Apartheid Struggle and Support for the South African Liberation Movements * Nigeria's Solidarity with South Africa's Liberation Struggle * Botswana and the Liberation of South Africa: An Evolving Story of Sacrifice * Zimbabwe and the Liberation of South Africa, 1980-1994 * Lesotho and the Struggle for Liberation in South Africa * Ethiopia and the Anti-Apartheid Movement. (Series: The Road to Democracy in South Africa - Vol. 5) [Subject: African Studies, Politics, History]

616 pages

Publication Date: 4/27/2013
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781868887095