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Black Power in South Africa

Black Power in South Africa

By Gail M. Gerhart

University of California Press, 1978, 375 pp.

This long-expected study turns out to be well worth the wait: simply and beautifully written, it chronicles the development of black nationalism in South Africa from the 1940s through the formation of the PAC and the black consciousness movement of Steve Biko. Central focus is on four influential nationalist leaders - Anton Lembede, Asby Peter Mda, Robert Sobukwe and Biko.