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AfricaFocus Bulletin is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of: No Easy Victories: African Liberation and American Activists over a Half Century, 1950-2000
FOR THE FIRST TIME, A PANORAMIC VIEW OF U.S. ACTIVISM ON AFRICA FROM 1950 TO 2000.
Hundreds of thousands of Americans mobilized to oppose apartheid in the 1980s. That successful movement built on decades of behind-the-scenes links between African liberation movements and American activists, both black and white.
Lavishly illustrated with 120 photos, No Easy Victories draws on the voices of activists of several generations to explore this largely untold history. While U.S.-based groups and individuals contributed to African liberation, African struggles also inspired U.S. activism, including the civil rights and black power movements.
8.5" x 11", 120 photographs, 264 pages. $29.95 list price.
Today Africa and the world face global injustices as deadly as apartheid. Understanding this history of solidarity is essential for finding new paths to a future of equal human rights for all.
"We were part of a worldwide movement that continues today to redress the economic and social injustices that kill body, mind, and spirit. 'No Easy Victories' makes clear that our lives and fortunes around the globe are indeed linked." — Nelson Mandela
"No Easy Victories" tells the compelling stories behind the U.S. anti-apartheid movement in the voices of those who were there. It reminds us that movements emerge over time, built on hard work by movement foot soldiers and on personal networks that bridge generations and continents. — Danny Glover, actor, activist, chair of TransAfrica Forum
"Africa today is experiencing a second wind of change, with Africans demanding good governance, respect for human rights, and empowerment of women. Those who are in the forefront are standing on the shoulders of those whose voices and stories we hear in No Easy Victories." — Charlayne Hunter-Gault, author of New News out of Africa: Uncovering the African Renaissance.
"With its mixture of history, personal stories and photographs, this richly detailed book has the feel of a family album. The family, though, is a large one: multiracial, multicontinental. Some of its members are well known, some unsung. All of them share a passion for justice." — Adam Hochschild, author, King Leopold's Ghost
"No Easy Victories" is equal parts inspiration, education and celebration of how social change happens. It is a remarkable chronicle of how activists on opposite sides of the Atlantic united around their shared commitments to freedom and self-determination." — Amy Goodman, host, "Democracy Now!"
"An Unfinished Journey by William Minter," editor of AfricaFocus Bulletin.
"The 1950s: Africa Solidarity Rising" by Lisa Brock, history professor at Columbia College Chicago and author of Between Race and Empire.
"The 1960s: Making Connections" by Mimi Edmunds, teacher and film producer whose work includes 10 years with 60 Minutes.
"The 1970s: Expanding Networks" by Joseph F. Jordan, director of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
"The 1980s: The Anti-Apartheid Convergence" by David Goodman, author of Fault Lines: Journeys into the New South Africa and co-author of the bestseller Static.
"The 1990s: Seeking New Directions" by Walter Turner, San Francisco Bay Area activist, teacher, and producer/host of "Africa Today"/KPFA.
William Minter taught at the secondary school of the Mozambique Liberation Front in 1966-68 and 1974-76. An independent scholar and activist, he is the author of Apartheid's Contras and other books.
Gail Hovey was among the founders of "Southern Africa" magazine in 1964 and worked in South Africa in 1966-67. She served as research director for the American Committee on Africa/The Africa Fund, as managing editor of "Christianity and Crisis," and as executive director of Grassroots International.
Charles Cobb Jr., senior correspondent for allAfrica.com, was a field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Mississippi in 1962-67. His books include Radical Equations (with Robert Moses) and On the Road to Freedom: A Guided Tour of the Civil Rights Trail.
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Last Modified: August 22, 2007.