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Title:Special issue: Ruth First: não vamos esquecer (we will not forget)
Periodical:Review of African Political Economy (ISSN 0305-6244)
City of publisher:Abingdon
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:anti-apartheid resistance
political action
biographies (form)
memorial volumes (form)
About person:Ruth First (1925-1982)ISNI
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/crea20/41/139
Abstract:The assassination of Ruth First by letter bomb in Mozambique in 1982, through the agency of the South African apartheid state, sent shock waves of horror through the Left in both Africa and Europe. In 2012, the thirtieth anniversary of her tragic death was commemorated through the establishment of a project to digitise Ruth's papers at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. A symposium was held in London, bringing together many of those who worked closely with her in the final days. This special issue of the 'African review of political economy' is mainly based on papers from that symposium. Contributions: Não vamos esquecer (We will not forget) (Gavin Williams, Leo Zeilig, Janet Bujra, Gary Littlejohn); The Ruth First Papers Project: digitising the Ruth First archive (Vanessa Rockel, Matt Mahon); Ruth First: the analysis and practice of politics in South Africa (Gavin Williams); Remembering Ruth First at the CEA (Colin Darch); Ruth First: a revolutionary life in revolutionary times (Bridget O'Laughlin); Ruth First and the Mozambican miner (Marc Wuyts); Remembering Ruth: the voice, the face, the work and the silence (Alpheus Manghezi); Building an alternative consensus for political action: Ruth First as journalist and activist (Don Pinnock); Ruth First: internationalist activist, researcher and teacher: the long road to Mozambique (Anna Maria Gentili); 'More comfortably without her?': Ruth First as writer and activist (John S. Saul); 'Today is human rights day': Ruth First, human rights and the United Nations (Barbara Harlow); From exile to the thick of the struggle: Ruth First and the problems of national liberation, international sanctions and revolutionary agency (Leo Zeilig). [ASC Leiden abstract]