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Description - Oliver Tambo by Luli Callinicos

Born in 1917 in Bizana in the Eastern Cape, Oliver Reginald Tambo became Nelson Mandela's legal partner and a prominent member of the ANC's Youth League. Following the Sharpeville massacre in 1960, Tambo left South Africa to set up the ANC's international mission. As President of the ANC in exile, he led the fight against apartheid on both the diplomatic and military fronts. He died in 1993 on the eve of liberation. Tambo had a profound influence on the ANC during the difficult years of uncertainty, loneliness and homesickness in exile. His simplicity, his nurturing style, his genuine respect for all people seemed to bring out the best in them. This is the story of one of South Africa's great sons - 'the most loved leader', the Moses who led his people to the promised land but did not live to enter it. This superb biography is certain to win prizes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780864866660
ISBN-10: 0864866666
Format: Paperback
(232mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 608
Imprint: David Philip Publishers
Publisher: New Africa Books (Pty) Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: South Africa

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Author Biography - Luli Callinicos

Luli Callinicos is one of South Africa's finest social historians, and the author of several award-winning books.