South Africa, a Different Kind of War: From Soweto to Pretoria

Julie Frederikse, Author Beacon Press (MA) $0 (192p) ISBN 978-0-8070-0203-2
Formerly a National Public Radio correspondent in South Africa and currently a journalist in Zimbabwe, Frederikse presents a striking portrait of the anti-apartheid resistance in South Africa over the past decade. She aims to ""enable readers to make sense of the emerging situationin terms of how the people of South Africa express their own experience.'' Thus the book includes over 300 tape transcriptions of political meetings with and interviews of a range of people on all sides of the color barrier. These passionate voices, edited into a compelling oral history, are amplified with a potent montage of photos, clippings (from both state-controlled and opposition newspapers), corporate advertisements, graffiti, cartoons, protest songs, posters, comic strips, T-shirts, poems, pamphlets, broadsides and correspondence. The author offers a vivid, unusual look at the conflict. (May)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1987
Release date: 01/01/1987
Genre: Nonfiction
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