ASKARI, a story of collaboration and betrayal in the anti-apartheid struggle

: Dlamini (J.)

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307 pp., b/w & coloiur illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014

 

Comrade September, a member of the ANC and its military wing, MK, was abducted from Swaziland by an apartheid death squad in 1986. Back in South Africa, he was interrogated and tortured. In the process he collaborated with his captors, turning against his comrades in the ANC. Jacob Dlamini tries to understand why September made the choices he did.

"Jacob Dlamini's new book is erudite, provocative, eloquent - and mysterious. It expands the genre of South African non-fiction and our understanding of the nature of betrayal." Mark Gevisser

Jacob Dlamini is also the author of "Native Nostalgia", about growing up in the township of Katlehong. Former political editor of Business Day, he is at present a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University and a Research Associate at the Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP), University of the Witwatersrand.