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Learning from Robben Island : the prison writings of Govan Mbeki

Author: Govan Mbeki; Colin Bundy
Publisher: Cape Town, South Africa : Kwela Books, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Never intended for publication, Govan Mbeki\2019s prison writings, originated and were preserved in Robben Island prison. They were meant to be read by other prisoners. Their aim: to educate politically. They are remarkable documents that provided activists with a distillation of practical lessons about political organisation, learned in the most testing conditions. They are remarkable documents that provided  Read more...
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Named Person: Govan Mbeki; Govan Mbeki
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Govan Mbeki; Colin Bundy
ISBN: 9780795707322 0795707320
OCLC Number: 927372289
Notes: Includes index.
Originally published by David Philip Publishers, James Curry Ltd and Ohio University Press 1991.
Description: 336 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Ruth First : in memoriam ; Reply to P.W. Botha's offer of release ; Comrade Moses Madiba : in memoriam --
pt. 2. The rise and growth of Afrikaner capital 1 ; The rise and growth of Afrikaner capital II : the resultant socio-politico-economic effects ; The rise and growth of Afrikaner capital III : the birth of a fascist dictatorship --
pt. 3. Good organisation : the key to success ; Good organisation : carrying the organisation to the Bantustans ; Notes on leafletting and pamphleteering --
pt. 4. Notes on the business cycle, unemployment, inflation and gold ; Economic history : South Africa ; Monopoly capitalism in South Africa : its role and extent ; Movements in African real wages 1939-1969 --
pt. 5. Who benefits from apartheid? ; A note on the comment on the paper on apartheid ; A discussion document (3/B) ; Supplement to 3/B ; The ANC and the student organisation --
Afterword by Colin Bundy.
Responsibility: Govan Mbeki ; compiled by Colin Bundy.

Abstract:

Never intended for publication, Govan Mbeki\2019s prison writings, originated and were preserved in Robben Island prison. They were meant to be read by other prisoners. Their aim: to educate politically. They are remarkable documents that provided activists with a distillation of practical lessons about political organisation, learned in the most testing conditions. They are remarkable documents that provided activists with a distillation of practical lessons about political organisation, learned in the most testing conditions.
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