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The Law and the Prophets : Black Consciousness in South Africa, 1968-1977, D.R. Magaziner : book review

Volume 57, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0018-229X
  • Author Ian Macqueen
  • Source : Historia, Volume 57, Issue 1, May 2012, p. 213 - 215
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
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    The International Bibliography of Social Sciences (IBSS)



With the current malaise of the ANC, interest has piqued in the history of Black Consciousness, with its moral compass and the powerful memory of its martyrs less sullied by the politics of expediency associated with post-1994 democracy. Daniel Magaziner's , 1968-1977 has come as a timely contribution to the scholarship on Black Consciousness in South Africa and his study casts many of the young black student leaders of the 1960s and 1970s in clear and dramatic relief. The scholarship on Black Consciousness in South Africa lacks monographs, as Magaziner notes early on, and his book is a particularly welcome addition.

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