Oliver Tambo Speaks

Oliver Tambo Speaks

NOOK Book(eBook)

$9.99 $14.00 Save 29% Current price is $9.99, Original price is $14. You Save 29%.
Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
Want a NOOK ? Explore Now

Overview

Oliver Tambo Speaks by Oliver Tambo

This unique collection of speeches, writings and rare interviews, with a foreword by Nelson Mandela, gives a coherent and comprehensive view of the ANC’s development, from its origins as a protest movement in the stormy 1950s, through its banning and subsequent reconstitution in exile, into the organisation that it is today. Twenty years on from the first truly democratic elections, South Africans find themselves once again in a period of flux. In “Oliver Tambo Speaks”, one of the principal architects of the “new” South Africa expresses his thoughts on what the ANC was, what it became in order to liberate South Africa from oppression and what it should evolve into in order to provide a better life for all. Aside from being a vital historical document, Oliver Tambo Speaks presents us with fresh perspectives on our current situation from one of the greatest political thinkers that South Africa has produced.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780795706851
Publisher: Kwela
Publication date: 05/09/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 484 KB

About the Author

Among black South African leaders, Oliver Tambo was probably the most respected on the African continent, in Europe, Asia and the Americas. During his stewardship of the ANC he raised its international profile to that of an alternative to the Pretoria government and was received with the protocol reserved for heads of state in many parts of the world. During his years in the ANC, Oliver Tambo played a major role in the growth and development of the movement and its policies. He was a vital part of the generation of leaders that emerged after the Second World War, a generation that were instrumental in the transformation of the ANC from a liberal-constitutionalist organisation into a radical national liberation movement.
Adelaide Tambo (18 July 1929 – 31 January 2007) joined the African National Congress at the age of eighteen and went on to become a prominent anti-apartheid activist. She is rightly regarded as a hero of the South African liberation struggle. Ma Tambo, as she was later known, met Oliver Tambo at an ANC meeting and married him in 1956, during the Treason Trial. Together they served the ANC both at home and in exile for almost forty years. After Oliver Tambo’s death in 1993, Ma Tambo went on to serve as an MP in the first democratically elected parliament.
Thabo Mbeki was South Africa’s second democratically elected president – serving from 14 June 1999 to 24 September 2008. Son of ANC stalwart Govan Mbeki, he fled apartheid South Africa in 1962 and spent many years in exile before returning to South Africa to serve as Deputy President (under Nelson Mandela) and later President.
Nelson Mandela (18 July 1918 – 05 December 2013) was South Africa’s first democratically elected president. Imprisoned by the apartheid government for twenty-seven years, he is widely regarded as the father of the “new” South Africa. His unshakable belief in a united South Africa, where people of all colours and creeds would live together under a democratically elected government, protected by an equitable constitution, led to him becoming an icon of twentieth century politics.

Read an Excerpt

This unique collection of speeches, writings and rare interviews, with a foreword by Nelson Mandela, gives a coherent and comprehensive view of the ANC’s development, from its origins as a protest movement in the stormy 1950s, through its banning and subsequent reconstitution in exile, into the organisation that it is today. Twenty years on from the first truly democratic elections, South Africans find themselves once again in a period of flux. In “Oliver Tambo Speaks”, one of the principal architects of the “new” South Africa expresses his thoughts on what the ANC was, what it became in order to liberate South Africa from oppression and what it should evolve into in order to provide a better life for all. Aside from being a vital historical document, Oliver Tambo Speaks presents us with fresh perspectives on our current situation from one of the greatest political thinkers that South Africa has produced.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews