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The Politics of Race in Britain and South Africa: Black British Solidarity and the Anti-Apartheid Struggle (Hardback)
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The Politics of Race in Britain and South Africa: Black British Solidarity and the Anti-Apartheid Struggle (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 18/03/2015
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The postwar government of South Africa, led by H.F. Verwoerd, implemented wide-ranging racial segregation laws, beginning the open policy of apartheid in one of Africa's most prosperous and internationally influential states. During the apartheid era, the British government faced an uneasy dilemma: while repudiating apartheid laws it maintained an ambiguous stance towards the South African government. As black South African's were reduced to the status of non-citizens after the 1970 Citizenship Act, increasing numbers of exiles and fugitives were finding refuge in Britain, which was now home to a growing anti-apartheid protest movement. This is the first book to examine the British support for the anti-apartheid movement among its own black communities. Elizabeth Williams highlights the connection between domestic anti-racism struggles and the struggle in South Africa, showing how black Britons who were themselves fighting racism in British society identified and expressed solidarity with black South Africans during the Apartheid years. Williams further assesses the way in which Black communities in Britain viewed Margaret Thatcher's support of South Africa despite the international call for sanctions. Featuring the work of acclaimed documentary photographer and civil rights activist Vanley Burke, this will be an essential book for students and scholars of race, British history, international relations, post-colonial studies and South African history.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781780764207
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 535 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 33 mm

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