The Road to Democracy in South Africa

Volume 5, African Solidarity, Part 2

Edited by: SADET (South African Democracy Education Trust)

This volume of The Road to Democracy in South Africa focuses on the historical significance of African solidarity in the struggle for national liberation. The book challenges a notion - and widely shared prejudice - that permeates South African historiography: that while South Africa is geographically situated on the African continent, its history is integral not only to the continent, but to its European colonial powers. Volume 5, Part 2 debunks this offshore-island view about South Africa within Africa. It offers a critical analysis of the relationship between the Organization of African Unity and the South African liberation movements - the ANC and the PAC. Fraternal ties that bound these liberation movements to various countries - such as Ghana, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana, Algeria, Lesotho, Nigeria, Egypt, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Angola - are highlighted. The Road to Democracy in South Africa: Volume 5, African Solidarity, Part 2 broadens the meaning and understanding of political Pan African solidarity by drawing on the impact of cultural history and sports history in Africa. (Series: The Road to Democracy in South Africa) [Subject: African Studies, Politics, History]


Publication Date: 12/31/2014
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781868887927