It is not only the lives of the illustrious monirity who achieve greatness that have much to teach us, but also those less famous who inspire and help to bulid a nation. This volumes offers biographies of journalists Percy Qoboza, Nata Nakasa and George Heard, composers such as Todd Matshikiza, writers such as Bloke Modisane. Community leaders, social scientists, educationists and many more.
Drawing on the personal narratives of women from across the political spectrum in the Western Cape, this book presents an unusual and regional perspective on the political history of South African women.
Author Sylvia Neames study of the development of the national liberation movement in South Africa is in stark contrast to the frequent depictions of the history of the ANC by leading academics as fragmented, fractured and discontinuous. Not only does her analyses disprove the belief that the ANCs development has been episodic, several of the conclusions drawn point to its essential inner coherence.