Apartheid on a Black Isle

Removal and Resistance in Alexandra, South Africa

Authors: Curry, D.

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In this single square mile hemmed in by White areas, residents engaged in what is arguably the most multi-faceted, inventive, and versatile strategy of resistance during the 1970s. Apartheid on a Black Isle brings to the fore the definitive but underappreciated role that Alexandra played in advancing human rights. Using their manufactured space, Alexandrans revolutionized the South African freedom struggle by fertilizing the underground movement, by joining in solidarity with Soweto during the student uprising and by finding unique ways to grieve. This book explores and introduces ordinary Alexandrans whose narratives challenged preconceived notions of resistance, identity, gender and space.

About the authors

Dawne Y. Curry is an assistant professor in the Department of History and Ethnic Studies, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She is the co-editor of Extending the Diaspora: New Histories of Black People.

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Curry, Dawne Y.

    Pages 1-28

  • “We Are Too Old to Move, Where Are We to Go?”: Forced Removals in Alexandra

    Curry, Dawne Y.

    Pages 29-44

  • “Oiling the Machinery”: Recruitment and Conversion in Alexandra’s Underground Movement

    Curry, Dawne Y.

    Pages 45-61

  • “Mobility and Camouflage in Alexandra’s Underground Movement”

    Curry, Dawne Y.

    Pages 63-79

  • “They Shouted Power”: During the Student Uprising

    Curry, Dawne Y.

    Pages 81-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Apartheid on a Black Isle
Book Subtitle
Removal and Resistance in Alexandra, South Africa
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Dawne Y. Curry
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-02310-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137023100
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-02309-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43803-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 180
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
Topics