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Apartheid's Rebels: Inside South Africa's Hidden War
Apartheid's Rebels: Inside South Africa's Hidden War
By Stephen M. Davis
Yale University Press, 1987, 238 pp

Notable as virtually the only book-length study on the African National Congress published here in recent years, this treatment offers a comprehensive overview of the history and current role of South Africa's leading insurgent group. Balanced and very readable, it offers an American audience an accurate general picture. Given that most of the author's firsthand research appears to have been undertaken several years ago, however, the account leans very heavily on secondary sources and the press. With South Africa's sharp crackdown of the past year, it also seems somewhat overtaken by events.