Postcolonial terrorist The example of Nelson Mandela

  title={Postcolonial terrorist The example of Nelson Mandela},
  author={Elleke Boehmer},
  pages={46 - 55}
  • E. Boehmer
  • Published 1 October 2005
  • Political Science
  • Parallax
The essay discusses the 1950s-early 1960s militant phase in Mandela's political career, as he moved from a Gandhian passive resistance approach to a commitment to armed struggle. From a postcolonial critical perspective, this phase, labelled 'terroristic' by some of his detractors, rather appears as nuanced and conflicted. 


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