437pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018.
Teacher and lawyer Ashby Peter Mda (1916-1993) was one of the founders of the ANC Youth League in 1944, and Youth League President from 1947 to 1949.
This collection includes letters and essays published in newspapers, political tracts and speeches, and letters to colleagues.
Robert Edgar is Professor of African Studies at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and Senior Fellow in the Department of History at Stellenbosch University. His books include "The Making of an African Communist: Edwin Mofutsanyana and the Communist Party of South Africa, 1927-1939".
Luyanda ka Msumza was born in King William's Town. Involved in the student uprisings in 1976 he went into exile in 1978. He returned to South Africa in 1990 and enrolled for an Honours degree in History from the University of Cape Town. He works for organisations on peace and development issues throughout South Africa.