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Battlefront Namibia

Battlefront Namibia
By John Ya-Otto
151 pp, Lawrence Hill, 1981

The Labor Minister of SWAPO (Southwest Africa People's Organization) recounts his personal saga of developing political commitment, conflict with the Boer adversary, imprisonment, torture, trial, rustication, and the agonizing decision to flee his homeland. His experience affords the reader an unusual perspective on black-white relations in Namibia and the (necessarily) subterranean world of black politics there.