FEATURING - The Soweto uprisings: counter-memories of June 1976 by Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu

Posted on June 13, 2018

The Special Collections Book of the Week is:

The Soweto uprisings: counter-memories of June 1976 by Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu

Contrary to the generally accepted views, both that the uprisings were ‘spontaneous’ and that there were bigger political players and student organisations behind the uprisings, Mr Ndlovu's  book shows that this was not the case. Using newspapers articles, interviews with former fellow pupils and through his own personal account, he provides us with a ‘counter-memory’ of the momentous events of that time.

Catalogue Access: https://UnivofPretoria.on.worldcat.org/oclc/40185793

This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 Library, and is part of our Africana (ZA) Collection.

The Special Collections Unit of the Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Library's rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.

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