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Hope and despair : English-speaking intellectuals and South African politics, 1896-1976 / Paul B. Rich.

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Author/Creator:
Rich, Paul B., 1950-
Language:
English.
Publication date:
1993
Imprint:
London : British Academic Press, c1993.
Format:
  • Book
  • 269 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-260) and index.
Contents:
  • Science and white supremacy-- R.F.A. Hoernle and liberal idealism-- Edgar Brookes and "the lie of soul" of segregation-- liberals, radicals and black consciousness-- liberal realism in South African fiction-- Laurens van der Post - the noble savage and the romantic image of Africa-- the decline of the idea of civilization.
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Publisher's Summary:
The Soweto crisis of 1976 marked a watershed in South African political and social history. It focused the attention of the world on the injustice of South African society and started the long and tortuous process that has led to the dismantling of Apartheid. This book examines the role and increasing impotence of English-speaking intellectuals and liberals in South African politics from the 19th century until the Soweto crisis.
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ISBN:
1850434891
9781850434894

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