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By Alex La Guma,Christopher J. Lee,Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o,Blanche La Guma

In 1978, the South African activist and novelist Alex l. a. Guma (1925–1985) released A Soviet Journey, a memoir of his travels within the Soviet Union. Today it stands as one of many longest and such a lot significant first-hand debts of the USSR by way of an African writer. l. a. Guma’s ebook is hence an extraordinary and significant rfile of the anti-apartheid fight and the chilly warfare interval, depicting the Soviet version from an African viewpoint and the categorical which means it held for these envisioning a destiny South Africa. for lots of participants of the African nationwide Congress and the South African Communist celebration, the Soviet Union represented a political approach that had accomplished political and fiscal justice via socialism—a viewpoint that has considering the fact that been misplaced with the cave in of the USSR and the tip of the chilly battle. This new version of A Soviet Journey—the first considering the fact that 1978—restores this imaginative and prescient to the historic list, highlighting how activist-intellectuals like l. a. Guma regarded to the Soviet Union as a paradigm of self-determination, decolonization, and postcolonial improvement. The advent by means of Christopher J. Lee discusses those parts of los angeles Guma’s textual content, as well as situating los angeles Guma extra generally in the intercontinental areas of the Black Atlantic and an emergent 3rd international. proposing a extra expansive view of African literature and its international highbrow engagements, A Soviet Journey could be of curiosity to readers of African fiction and non-fiction, South African background, postcolonial chilly conflict stories, and radical political thought.

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