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Year of fire year of ash: the Soweto revolt: roots of a revolution

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dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-07 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-04T14:16:59Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-04T14:16:59Z
dc.date.issued 2016-06-15 en
dc.identifier.uri http://www.bestred.co.za/year-of-fire-year-of-ash-detail.html en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/9772
dc.description.abstract Some 35 years after its original publication, but never previously available in South Africa, Year of Fire, Year of Ash still stands as one of the leading accounts of the 1976-77 Soweto Revolt, one of the most significant acts of resistance in the history of the anti-apartheid movement. Authored by a South African activist and scholar who was intimately involved in the movement, Year of Fire, Year of Ash provides an unparalleled insight into the origins and events of the uprising, from its antecedents in the early 1970s to its role in galvanising the global struggle against apartheid. Crucially, the book overturned much of the conventional logic around the uprising, by showing that it was not simply a student protest, but a revolt by the wider black working class. As South Africa experiences a new wave of popular revolt, and as new forms of Black Consciousness come to the fore in movements around the world, Hirson's book provides a timely reminder of the continued significance of the Soweto revolt to struggles against oppression today. This South African edition includes an abridged transcription of an interview with Billy Masetlha. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher BestRed en
dc.subject SOWETO en
dc.subject APARTHEID en
dc.title Year of fire year of ash: the Soweto revolt: roots of a revolution en
dc.type HSRC Press Books - non-HSRC authors en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2016/17 en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9238 en
dc.outputnumber 8045 en
dc.bibliographictitle Hirson, B. (2016) <i>Year of fire year of ash: the Soweto revolt: roots of a revolution. </i> Cape Town: BestRed. en
dc.publicationyear 2016 en
dc.contributor.author1 Hirson, B. en

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