Destructive Engagement

Southern Africa at War

David Martin & Phyllis Johnson


The book is out of print.


The editors of Destructive Engagement have assembled an invaluable collection of country case studies which, if we didn't know where based on real events, we might read with the absorption of a thrilling detective novel. The chapters on Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Angola and Namibia reflect the findings from extensive research. They are chilling reminders of South African skullduggery in the region and US and British complicity with it.


This book is a compulsory reading for anyone wanting a comprehensive assessment of South African terrorism in the southern African region. - African Affairs


David Martin was a writer and photographer, and later in life, a publisher. He was a rigorous researcher and investigative journalist.

Phyllis Johnson is the SARDC founding director and former publisher at Zimbabwe Publishing House.