245 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2001
A collection of Jack Simons' political lectures and diaries he kept while teaching at Novo Catengue military camp in Angola for Umkhonto we Siswe recruits in the 1970s. Also includes a biographical sketch, and the recollections of students, colleagues and family members.
Forewords by Oliver Tambo and Kgalema Motlanthe.
"A giant anti-apartheid veteran, true Afrikaner and patriotic South African... counted among the greatest heroes of the struggle of our people." Nelson Mandela
Scholar and activist Jack Simons (1907- 1995) lectured in African Studies at the University of Cape Town from 1937 until he was banned in 1965. He went into exile in England where, together with his wife, Ray Alexander, he published the book, "Class and Colour in South Africa, 1850-1950". After a short stay at the University of Manchester he spent many years as Professor at the University of Zambia. He returned to South Africa in 1990.