South Africa

Strangers In Their Own Country: A Curriculum Guide On South Africa
By | January 8, 2012

Teaching Guide. By Bill Bigelow. 1985. 116 pages.
Lessons on apartheid in South Africa and the global anti-apartheid movement.

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Sun City – A Teaching Guide
By | December 8, 2013

Teaching Guide. By Bill Bigelow. 6 pages.
Lessons to accompany the 1985 video “Sun City” that promoted the cultural boycott of South Africa initiated by Little Steven van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen’s E St. Band.

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Witness to Apartheid: A Teaching Guide
By | December 8, 2013

Teaching Guide. By Bill Bigelow. 1987. 24 pages.
Lessons and activities that accompany the 1986 film Witness to Apartheid.

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Bob Herbert on Nelson Mandela: 1918–2013
By | December 7, 2013

Article. Bob Herbert. Jacobin Magazine. 2013.
A critique of the “feel good” and “sentimental stick figure” mis-representations of Nelson Mandela and Dr. King in mass media.

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Madiba A to Z: The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela
By | December 8, 2013

Book – Non-fiction. Danny Schechter. 2013. 272 pages.
Companion book to the 2013 film about Nelson Mandela, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

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Nelson Mandela: The Authorized Comic Book
By | February 11, 2011

Book – Non-fiction. By Umlando Wezithombe. 2009. 193 pages.
A graphic novel about the life and times of Nelson Mandela produced for school children in South Africa and now available for readers in the U.S.

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Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War Against Apartheid
By | December 24, 2013

Book – Non-fiction. By Alan Weider. Foreword by Nadine Gordimer. 2013. 464 pages.
Comprehensive biography of South African freedom fighters Ruth First and Joe Slovo.

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The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
By | March 16, 2006

Book – Non-fiction. By Naomi Klein. 2008. 720 pages.
Klein demonstrates how shock has been used by global elites to push through a radical agenda of privatization and “free trade.”

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Chain of Fire
By | December 16, 2013

Book – Fiction. By Beverley Naidoo, illustrated by Eric Velasquez. 1993. 256 pages.
When the South African government forces a village to relocate, young protesters, who do not have the freedom of speech, organize a march against apartheid.

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Journey to Jo’burg: A South African Story
By | December 16, 2013

Book – Fiction. By Beverley Naidoo, illustrated by Eric Velasquez. 1988. 96 pages.
A brother and sister take their sick sibling to the city of Johannesburg to get their mother at work, and come to understand the struggle for freedom and dignity taking place in South Africa.

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Have You Heard From Johannesburg
By | December 14, 2013

Film. Directed by Connie Field. 2007. 89 minutes.
Episode that covers the anti-apartheid movement in the U.S. to overturn apartheid in South Africa.

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