Franklin

Josie Mpama/Palmer : get up and get moving / Robert R. Edgar.

Author/Creator:
Edgar, Robert R., author.
Publication:
Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2020]
Series:
Ohio short histories of Africa.
Ohio short histories of Africa
Format/Description:
Book
223 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Subjects:
Mpama, Josie, 1903-1979.
Women political activists -- South Africa -- Biography.
Communists -- South Africa -- Biography.
Anti-apartheid activists -- South Africa -- Biography.
South Africa -- History -- 20th century.
Anti-apartheid activists.
Communists.
Women political activists.
South Africa.
Form/Genre:
Biographies.
History.
Summary:
"While African National Congress narratives dominate much of the scholarship on South Africa's freedom struggle, Josie Mpama/Palmer's political life offers a different perspective. Highly critical of the patriarchal attitudes that hindered black women from actively participating in politics, Mpama/Palmer was an outspoken advocate for women's social equality and encouraged black women to become more involved in national conversations. The first black woman to join the Communist Party of South Africa and an antiapartheid activist, Josie Mpama/Palmer remained involved in critical issues all her life, especially protests against Bantu Education and other forms of racial and sexist discrimination. She was an integral figure in establishing the Federation of South African Women, an organization open to women of all races. Mpama/Palmer's activism and political legacy would become an inspiring example for women in South Africa and around the world to get up and get moving"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction: An Untidy Hero
Family Matters
A Fighting Location
Party Battles
Declarations of Independence
Apartheid
Comrades and Christians
Conclusion: Get Up and Get Moving
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780821424100
0821424106
9780821440940
OCLC:
1126807510
Publisher Number:
99984489487
Loading...
Location Notes Your Loan Policy
Description Status Barcode Your Loan Policy