n Kleio - South Africa : The First Man, the Last Nation, R.W. Johnson : book review




Extracted from text ... are discernible changes. A `total' history of the island is still lacking. These musings aside, this is a most important book deserving wide readership among historians, sociologists and political scientists ? indeed all interested in modern South Africa. Readers will be repaid with a deeper understanding of the fabric of socio-political life on the island and the historical significance of the prisoners both during their incarceration and after their liberation from its cold and lonely confines. Peter Limb Michigan State University SOUTH AFRICA: THE FIRST MAN, THE LAST NATION R. W. Johnson Johannesburg and Cape Town: Jonathan Ball, 2004, xv ..


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