Visions of liberation: the Algerian war of independence and its South African reverberations

  title={Visions of liberation: the Algerian war of independence and its South African reverberations},
  author={Allison Drew},
  journal={Review of African Political Economy},
  pages={22 - 43}
  • A. Drew
  • Published 2 January 2015
  • Political Science
  • Review of African Political Economy
The launch of South Africa's armed struggle has been portrayed as the action of urban-based South African Communist Party (SACP) and African National Congress (ANC) members; scholarly debates concern the relative importance of the SACP, ANC and the Soviet Union. Yet the Left was fluid and eclectic during this transitional period. Seeking new approaches and methods to address the rapidly evolving political environment, left-wing activists drew on political and personal contacts to build new… 
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