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The Soweto uprising : A Jacana pocket history

The Soweto uprising : A Jacana pocket history

Publisher : Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd
SKU: 9781431408795
R 165,00
R 140,25
The 1976 Soweto uprising represented a real turning point in South Africa's history. Even to contemporaries it seemed to mark the beginning of the end of apartheid. This short history brings alive the sequence of events and delves into the significance the uprising had on South African politics.
The 1976 Soweto uprising represented a real turning point in South Africa's history. Even to contemporaries it seemed to mark the beginning of the end of apartheid. It also brought into the political equation the role of youth, who were to play a vital role in the township revolts of the 1980s. What commenced as a peaceful and coordinated demonstration rapidly turned into a violent protest when police opened fire on students. Orlando West, the centre of the confrontation on the day, was transformed into a space of political contestation. For the first time, students claimed the streets and schools as their own. Soweto parents were shocked by these events, revealing an important generational divide. Thereafter, forging student and parent unity became a central objective of the liberation movement. This short history brings alive the sequence of events and delves into the significance the uprising had on South African politics.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781431408795
Publisher Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd
Contributor By (author) Noor Nieftagodien
Publication Date 2014-03-24
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 160
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 180 X 110 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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The 1976 Soweto uprising represented a real turning point in South Africa's history. Even to contemporaries it seemed to mark the beginning of the end of apartheid. It also brought into the political equation the role of youth, who were to play a vital role in the township revolts of the 1980s. What commenced as a peaceful and coordinated demonstration rapidly turned into a violent protest when police opened fire on students. Orlando West, the centre of the confrontation on the day, was transformed into a space of political contestation. For the first time, students claimed the streets and schools as their own. Soweto parents were shocked by these events, revealing an important generational divide. Thereafter, forging student and parent unity became a central objective of the liberation movement. This short history brings alive the sequence of events and delves into the significance the uprising had on South African politics.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781431408795
Publisher Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd
Contributor By (author) Noor Nieftagodien
Publication Date 2014-03-24
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 160
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 180 X 110 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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