ANC YOUTH LEAGUE, THE : A JACANA POCKET HISTORY

ANC YOUTH LEAGUE, THE : A JACANA POCKET HISTORY

By: GLASER, CLIVE

Price: $10.00


This brilliant little book tells the story of the African National Congress (ANC) Youth League from its origins in the 1940s to the present and the controversies over Julius Malema and his influence in contemporary youth politics. Glaser analyzes the ideology and tactics of its founders, some of whom (notably Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo) later became iconic figures in South African history as well as inspirational figures such as A. P. Mda (father of author Zakes Mda) and Anton Lembede. It shows how the early Youth League gave birth not only to the modern ANC but also to its rival, the Pan Africanist Congress. Dormant for many years, the Youth League reemerged in the transition era under the leadership of Peter Mokaba -- infused with the tradition of the militant youth politics of the 1980s. Throughout its history the Youth League has tried to "dynamize" and criticize the ANC from within, while remaining devoted to the mother body and struggling to find a balance between loyalty and rebellion.

Title: ANC YOUTH LEAGUE, THE : A JACANA POCKET HISTORY

Author Name: GLASER, CLIVE

Categories: World History,

ISBN Number: 1431404934

ISBN Number 13: 9781431404933

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: GOOD / VERY GOOD

Item: 1.00

Seller ID: 232086

Description: MMPB POCKET PAPERBACK [GLASER, CLIVE] {SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORY} A JACANA POCKET HISTORY

Keywords: MMPB POCKET PAPERBACK,