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By Alex La Guma,Christopher J. Lee,Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o,Blanche La Guma

ISBN-10: 1498536026

ISBN-13: 9781498536028

In 1978, the South African activist and novelist Alex los angeles Guma (1925–1985) released A Soviet Journey, a memoir of his travels within the Soviet Union. Today it stands as one of many longest and such a lot important first-hand money owed of the USSR via an African writer. los angeles Guma’s booklet is hence an extraordinary and significant rfile of the anti-apartheid fight and the chilly warfare interval, depicting the Soviet version from an African standpoint and the explicit that means it held for these envisioning a destiny South Africa. for lots of individuals of the African nationwide Congress and the South African Communist occasion, the Soviet Union represented a political procedure that had completed political and monetary justice via socialism—a standpoint that has on account that been misplaced with the cave in of the USSR and the top of the chilly struggle. This new version of A Soviet Journey—the first given that 1978—restores this imaginative and prescient to the ancient checklist, highlighting how activist-intellectuals like l. a. Guma seemed to the Soviet Union as a paradigm of self-determination, decolonization, and postcolonial improvement. The advent by means of Christopher J. Lee discusses those parts of l. a. Guma’s textual content, as well as situating l. a. Guma extra commonly in the intercontinental areas of the Black Atlantic and an emergent 3rd global. featuring a extra expansive view of African literature and its worldwide highbrow engagements, A Soviet Journey should be of curiosity to readers of African fiction and non-fiction, South African background, postcolonial chilly conflict stories, and radical political thought.

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