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Title:Visions of liberation: the Algerian war of independence and its South African reverberations
Author:Drew, AllisonISNI
Year:2015
Periodical:Review of African Political Economy (ISSN 1740-1720)
Volume:42
Issue:143
Pages:22-43
Language:English
Geographic terms:South Africa
Algeria
Subjects:anti-apartheid resistance
national liberation struggles
South African Communist Party
African National Congress (South Africa)
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/03056244.2014.1000288
Abstract: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 underground networks. Their arguments came not from the Soviets but from the experiences of guerrilla struggles, such as Algeria's war of independence. They sought, unsuccessfully, to integrate insights from Algeria into their strategies. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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