Southern African Liberation Struggles

New Local, Regional and Global Perspectives

Chris Saunders & Hilary Sapire



Probing beyond the heroic portrayals of armed struggles and nationalist resistance, this collection of essays illustrates the intertwined histories of Southern African liberation struggles and those of regional and international solidarity movements, beginning in the 1960s through the establishment of a nonracial democracy in South Africa in 1994.


The value that this book adds to studies on the history of armed liberation in southern Africa is beyond quantification. - Ackson M. Kanduza, African Historical Review


Chris Saunders is an emeritus professor of historical studies at the University of Cape Town.

Hilary Sapire is a professor of imperial and southern African history at Birkbeck College at the University of London. She is the editor of the Journal of Southern African Studies .