260pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Pietermaritzburg, 2018
First published in the UK in 2018 as "Reflections on Knowledge, Learning and Social Movements, history's schools".
"...forthrightly explores how various social movements around the world can serve as pedagogical and curricular models for understanding contemporary and future social justice struggles and initiatives. The essays in the volume move far beyond conceptual and theoretical assessments and explicate how oral history, archival history, and 'hidden histories' might be consulted to bring about social change. This book is destined to become a classic in the study of education and social movements." Professor Derrick Alridge, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia
"In this world dominated by market capitalism, developing a people's history is vitally important to clarify the lessons and preserve the heritage for today's and future generations of struggles for freedom, from Palestine to South Africa. This important book foregrounds accounts by and about those who actually participated in fighting for freedom, invaluable primary sources, acute critical insights, and urges us to reflect and draw on the enduring legacies of radical ideas and action which in the passing of time should not be lost." Ronnie Kasrils, former member of the National Executive Committee of the ANC and the Central Committee of the SACP and former Minister for Intelligence Services
"Learning from Alexander Defence Committee Archives" by Archie Dick
"Anti-apartheid People's Histories and Post-apartheid Nationalist Biographies" by David Johnson
"Learning in Struggle: an activist's view of the transition from apartheid to democracy in South Africa" by Trevor Ngwane
"Remixing Past and Present Struggles: cultural activism in the Western Cape, South Africa" by Emile YX? Jansen and Paul Hendricks.
Aziz Choudry is Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Social Movement Learning and Knowledge Production in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University, Canada. He is also Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Johannesburg.
Salim Vally is Professor at the Faculty of Education and Director of the Centre for Education Rights and Transformation, University of Johannesburg, and Visiting Professor at Nelson Mandela University.