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Compiled by Adelaide Tambo
Foreword by Nelson Mandela
“In South Africa, the collection, in spite of the difficulties that will inevitably accompany its distribution, will constitute another milestone in the development of the ANC.” – Nelson Mandela
This unique collection of speeches, writings and rare interviews by the President of the African National Congress, with a foreword by Nelson Mandela, and compiled by Mrs Adelaide Tambo, gives a coherent and comprehensive view of ANC policy, both within South Africa and on a worldwide scale, over three decades. For much of this time Oliver Tambo had been the movement’s leading spokesman.
Arranged chronologically, with short introductions to each chapter, the ANC’s development is traced from its origins as a protest movement in the stormy 1950s, through its banning and subsequent reconstitution in exile, into the major, international, political organisation that it is today. It ends with a series of significant recent speeches which looks with optimism to the future and a vision of post-apartheid South Africa.
Oliver Tambo Speaks is essential reading not only for policy makers and academics, but for all those who support the basic struggle for human rights and wish to broaden their understanding of the current political situation in South Africa.