"50 Years of the Freedom Charter" is a new edition of a classic work, banned for possession under the apartheid government. The main body of the text, prepared initially in 1986, has been left unaltered, but the authors have added a substantial new introduction and a bibliography of some of the literature that was not then available within the country or emerged after publication of the book.This book offers an elaborately illustrated and fascinating account of the making of the historic Freedom Charter in South Africa in 1955. The material is presented largely through the words of actual participants, as recorded in interviews with the authors. It includes a significant section on the contemporary relevance of the Freedom Charter today.
The authors met in Pretoria Security Prison, both jailed for ANC underground activities. Both have published extensively. Jeremy Cronin is an award-winning poet, his most recent work being Inside and Outside (1999). He is an ANC member of Parliament, and Deputy General Secretary of the South African Communist Party. Raymond Suttner has published Inside Apartheid's Prison (2001) and various scholarly works. Currently he is attached to the Graduate School of the University of South Africa in Pretoria.
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