A Soviet Journey: A Critical Annotated Edition (Critical by Alex La Guma,Christopher J. Lee,Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o,Blanche La

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

In 1978, the South African activist and novelist Alex l. a. 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 so much important first-hand bills of the USSR by means of an African writer. los angeles Guma’s publication is as a result an extraordinary and significant record of the anti-apartheid fight and the chilly struggle interval, depicting the Soviet version from an African standpoint and the explicit that means it held for these envisioning a destiny South Africa. for plenty of participants of the African nationwide Congress and the South African Communist celebration, the Soviet Union represented a political process that had accomplished political and financial justice via socialism—a standpoint that has considering that been misplaced with the cave in of the USSR and the tip of the chilly battle. This new version 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 by way of Christopher J. Lee discusses those parts of l. a. Guma’s textual content, as well as situating los angeles Guma extra largely in the intercontinental areas of the Black Atlantic and an emergent 3rd international. featuring a extra expansive view of African literature and its worldwide highbrow engagements, A Soviet Journey might be of curiosity to readers of African fiction and non-fiction, South African background, postcolonial chilly battle reports, and radical political thought.

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