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Book review: Women in solitary: inside the female resistance to apartheid by Shanthini Naidoo

Trew, Tony (2020) Book review: Women in solitary: inside the female resistance to apartheid by Shanthini Naidoo. LSE Review of Books (12 Nov 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Women in Solitary: Inside the Female Resistance to Apartheid, Shanthini Naidoo offers a new account based around the narratives of four women – Joyce Sikhakhane-Rankin, Shanthie Naidoo, Rita Ndzanga and Nondwe Mankahla – who experienced detention and torture in South Africa in the late 1960s when the regime tried to stage a trial to convict leading anti-apartheid activists. This timely book not only accords the four women and others their place in the history of the struggle for freedom in South Africa, but also weaves their experiences into the historical development of the anti-apartheid movement, writes Tony Trew. If you are interested in this book review, you may also like to read an LSE RB essay by author Shanthini Naidoo on her decision to change the focus of her Master’s dissertation to uncover the narratives of anti-apartheid women activists in South Africa.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2021 11:54
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2021 23:01
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/107728

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