: Calata (L.) & (A.)

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268pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018


Foreword by Paul Verryn.

Lukhanyo Calata, son of Fort Calata, and his wide Abigail, write about Fort Calata's life, and investigate his murder. He was one of the Cradock Four killed by agents of the apartheid state in 1985. In 2017 Lukhanyo, a journalist, became one of the SABC 8 when he wrote an open letter imploring Parliament to act on the governance crisis at the public broadcaster.

"Fort Calata's struggles are transposed into the contemporary challenges of managing freedom and democracy through the microcosm of the heroism demanded of today's generation … A brilliant and emotion-filled read." Mathatha Tsedu, Adjunct Professor in the School of Journalism at Wits University and Acting Executive Director of the National Editors Forum (SANEF)