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By Alex La Guma,Christopher J. Lee,Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o,Blanche La Guma

In 1978, the South African activist and novelist Alex los angeles Guma (1925–1985) released A Soviet Journey, a memoir of his travels within the Soviet Union. Today it stands as one of many longest and such a lot sizeable first-hand money owed of the USSR by way of an African writer. los angeles Guma’s ebook is as a result an extraordinary and demanding record of the anti-apartheid fight and the chilly conflict interval, depicting the Soviet version from an African point of view and the explicit that means it held for these envisioning a destiny South Africa. for lots of participants of the African nationwide Congress and the South African Communist occasion, the Soviet Union represented a political approach that had accomplished political and monetary justice via socialism—a standpoint that has considering that been misplaced with the cave in of the USSR and the top of the chilly conflict. This re-creation of A Soviet Journey—the first on account that 1978—restores this imaginative and prescient to the ancient list, highlighting how activist-intellectuals like l. a. Guma regarded to the Soviet Union as a paradigm of self-determination, decolonization, and postcolonial improvement. The creation via Christopher J. Lee discusses those components of los angeles Guma’s textual content, as well as situating los angeles Guma extra extensively in the intercontinental areas of the Black Atlantic and an emergent 3rd global. featuring a extra expansive view of African literature and its worldwide highbrow engagements, A Soviet Journey should be of curiosity to readers of African fiction and non-fiction, South African historical past, postcolonial chilly battle stories, and radical political thought.

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