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International Brigade Against Apartheid: Secrets of the People’s War that Liberated South Africa edited by Ronnie Kasrils (Jacana).
International Brigade Against Apartheid: Secrets of the People’s War that Liberated South Africa edited by Ronnie Kasrils (Jacana).

BOOK: International Brigade Against Apartheid: Secrets of the People's War that Liberated South Africa, edited by Ronnie Kasrils (Jacana).

Stories of unsung, underground heroes make enthralling reading.

It's trite to say that the struggle against apartheid was long, complex, arduous, and involved the sacrifice of many people. Inevitably, as time passes, the narrative narrows to spotlight the efforts of a high-profile few. This is incorrect and unjust: the eventual triumph of democracy in South Africa came about through the actions of many courageous people. 

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