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Robben Island to Wall Street

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Synopsis:

Dr. Gaby Magomola's memoir reflects on a critical time in the history of South Africa. Taking broad lyrical strides across various major crucial epochs in the history of this country, Gaby offers an insider's view of a number of key events. During the 1960s, South Africa was in the grip of various uprisings leading to the Sharpeville massacre and the arrest and incarceration of various leaders and activists of the day, including the young Gaby. Some years later, the Soweto uprisings followed, while, during the 80s and early 90s, the repressive reign of P.W. Botha prevailed, which later ended with the subsequent demise of apartheid. A wide range of events are aptly captured in this brave book, with its vivid descriptions of his life as a young man, his involvement in the struggle, and his adult life as a businessman in the new South Africa. This is a significant contribution to documenting life under apartheid. In looking wider than the inside of Robben Island, as one of South Africa's

Product Details

ISBN:
9781868885701
Publisher:
Unisa Press
Subject:
Biography - General
Author:
Magomola, Gaby
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
334

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Africa » South Africa
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » Africa

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Product details 334 pages Unisa Press - English 9781868885701 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Dr. Gaby Magomola's memoir reflects on a critical time in the history of South Africa. Taking broad lyrical strides across various major crucial epochs in the history of this country, Gaby offers an insider's view of a number of key events. During the 1960s, South Africa was in the grip of various uprisings leading to the Sharpeville massacre and the arrest and incarceration of various leaders and activists of the day, including the young Gaby. Some years later, the Soweto uprisings followed, while, during the 80s and early 90s, the repressive reign of P.W. Botha prevailed, which later ended with the subsequent demise of apartheid. A wide range of events are aptly captured in this brave book, with its vivid descriptions of his life as a young man, his involvement in the struggle, and his adult life as a businessman in the new South Africa. This is a significant contribution to documenting life under apartheid. In looking wider than the inside of Robben Island, as one of South Africa's
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