SHARPEVILLE, an apartheid massacre and its consequences

: Lodge (T.)

R 440.00
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423pp., illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2011


In the light of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, new evidence and interviews with survivors Tom Lodge presents a reassessment of the crisis that led to the Sharpeville Massacre on 21 March 1960, when several hundred black Africans were injured and sixty-nine killed when South African police opened fire on demonstrators protesting against the "pass" laws. He also explains the long-term consequences of the massacre for the apartheid regime.

Tom Lodge is currently Dean of Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of Peace and Conflict at the University of Limerick.