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Title:Part special issue: mobile soldiers and the un-national liberation of Southern Africa
Authors:White, LuiseISNI
Larmer, MilesISNI
Periodical:Journal of Southern African Studies (ISSN 1465-3893)
Geographic term:Southern Africa
Subject:national liberation struggles
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/03057070.2014.967487
Abstract:Luise White and Miles Lamer challenged a small group of scholars to write histories of national liberation of Southern Africa in frames that were both transnational and un-national. To this end, they organised a workshop at the University of Sheffield in March 2013; the five articles published in this part special issue are revised versions of some of the papers presented there. These articles offer new, dynamic ways to think about processes that were never fully national, often unpacking histories that have been presented as smooth and successful, to show the facets and fault lines of the many nations operating in these transnational and un-national spaces. To do this, the authors used an extraordinary set of sources - diaries of protagonists, new oral histories and the records of the TRC - most of which could not be contained in any 'national' archive. Contributions: The relationship between UNITA and SWAPO: allies and adversaries (Vilho Amukwaya Shigwedha); Students, ZAPU, and special branch in Francistown, 1964-1972 (Luise White); Nationalism's exile: Godfrey Nangonya and SWAPO's sacrifice in Southern Angola (Patricia Hayes); Training and deployment at Novo Catengue and the diaries of Jack Simons, 1977-1979 (Steve Davis); Counter-revolutionary warfare: the Soweto Intelligence Unit and Southern Itineraries (Nicky Rousseau). Notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]