Extract from a review by Christopher Saunders (University of Cape Town) in the South African Historical Journal (Vol. 51), 2005:
"The three authors conducted interviews with former teachers and pupils at SOMAFCO and others associated with the school, and the result is this 'popular history'. Not the last word on the school, it is nevertheless a very readable and useful contribution to the still-sparse literature on the ANC's activities in the decades of exile."
Extract from a review by Jan Kees van Donge (The Hague) published in The Journal of Modern African Studies (Vol. 43 No. 3), September 2005:
"It is first and foremost a history of a thoroughly sympathetic attempt to create an alternative non-racial society in exile that is described with warts and all."
Extract from H-NET BOOK REVIEW published by H-SAfrica@h-net.msu.edu (May 2005)
Reviewed for H-SAfrica by Carol Summers, Department of History, University of Richmond:
"Education in Exile" offers a candid description of a short-lived but ambitious African National Congress (ANC) school in Tanzania. For anyone who experienced SOMAFCO as a child, student, teacher, advisor, or worker, the book is likely to be an interesting evocation of a particular moment in their lives and in the South African struggle. And this study is rich in source material, offering vignettes and perspectives drawn from individual life histories as well as internal school documentation. With names, dates, and justifications, this study may well inspire more analysis of ANC youth policy and education initiatives.
Extract from review by Kgabo Masehela in Perspectives in Education, Volume 22(4), December 2004:
"Education in Exile, the ANC School in Tanzania by Sean Morrow et al. is an ambitious work that reflects the experience of South African exiles in the Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College between 1978 and 1992. The book makes use of subthemes and in a masterful narrative style indicates various vignettes in providing an overview of the liberation struggle. It is therefore an interesting book especially for those persons unfamiliar with life in exile."
Click on the links below to see more reviews:
Dispatch Online 24 November 2004
Sunday Independent 13 September 2004
Upfront 01 June 2004
Mail & Guardian 17 May 2004
Sowetan 23 April 2004