In this book Saul draws on a series of his own occasional articles written over a span of forty years which, together with a linking narrative, serve to trace not only his own career as an anti-apartheid and liberation support movement activist in both Canada and southern Africa but also help recount the history of the various struggles in both venues in which he has been directly involved. He thus shapes a unique memoir, capped by some longer summary pieces on the global processes of empire and decolonization that he has witnessed and on the reading, listening, playing and family pleasures that have enlivened his life's passage.
|Publisher:||Arbeiter Ring Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.25(d)|
About the Author
A veteran anti-apartheid and liberation support movement activist in Canada and elsewhere, and long-time campaigner for economic justice in Africa, John S. Saul taught at Toronto's York University for many years and has also, cumulatively, for almost a decade, in Africa itself (Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa). He is the author and/or editor of some eighteen books, from Essays on the Political Economy of Africa (co-authored with Giovanni Arrighi) in the early seventies to Decolonization and Empire: Contesting the Rhetoric and Reality of Resubordination in Southern Africa and Beyond in 2008. He is currently working on a short analytical history of South Africa, an account of the "Thirty Years War for Southern African Liberation (1960-1990)," and, for Arbeiter Ring, a study of the world-wide anti-apartheid/liberation support movement since 1945.