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Roots of a Revolution? The Black Schools, Schools: The Black Consciousness Movement: Ideology and Action One Million Members? State Repression and Political Revival: The March on Johannesburg Nation-wide Response Other Centres of the Revolt Strikes by Africans in 7. Persons Killed and Injured by Police in the 'normal course of duty' Nineteen seventy-six You stand accused of deaths Imprisonments Exiles And detentions.
Foreword The story of the Soweto Revolt has in the first instance to tell what happened, and how. And because all revolts have their origin in events, both remote and recent, I am indebted to the many sources from which I was able to borrow books, pamphlets and documents, There would have been little point in even commencing this study if it had not been for the International University Exchange Fund's distribution of documents, reprinted in Geneva after James matthewss azikwelwa essay banned in South Africa.
Added to the material collected together in the annual Survey of Race Relations in South Africa, and the four annual Black Reviews, from through tothe events of the began to unfold.
Documents, manifestos, leaflets and copies of underground newsletters collected together in South Africa, and photocopied so that they lcame available in Britain, allowed me to cross-check some of the stoties, and fill in some of the more obvious gaps, For these collections, I must thank the International Defence and Aid Fund, Counter Information Service, the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London, and the Centre for- Sou thern African Studies at the University of York.
Lodge,lBrinn Willun, and others who willingly lent me copies of documents, I am equally grateful. To tell the story, is little enough. Events i not occur fortuitously, nor are they preordained. Real live people have made the history recounted here, and even if events unfolded against their personal wishes, it is their actions which have to be understood.
This was in many ways a most remarkable story. Youth at schools throughout the country, many of themn young children, raised the banner of revolt and called on the workers, their parents, to disrupt the entire economy.
And their parents listened. School children cannot, by themselves, topple a strong intransigent regime. But few would have dared to believe in June that the Revolt could last for more than a few weeks.
Yet it did; it continued for well over a year and in the process altered the history of the country irrevocably, Understanding these events was the task of the author, and I an more than aware of the shortcomings in the answers I give to many of the questions raised by the events of Soweto.
The deficiencies in the book would have been far more serious if it had not been for the criticism of the earlier chapters by May Katzen, John Laredo, and Allen Ilirson.
The chapter on the actual events Year of Fire, Year of Ash in Soweto itself came to life after 1 had discussed the material with Nick Barker, and my ideas on Black Consciousness took final shape only after Shula Marks and her students at the School of Oriental and African Studiet demanded more answers of me than I could provide at the time.
Eventually the task of editing this book rested on the never. It is due to his critical appraisal that at least some of the grosser errors and oversimplifications were spotted and removed.
It need hardly be added that I alone am responsible for some of the opinions that I obstinately held to despite the critical comments of all those who suggested further changes. I am grateful to Thando Mthimkulu for permission to reprint his poem, and for the use of the last line as the title of this book.
I must also thank Peter Magubane and the International Defence and Aid Fund for allowing nW to use the picture that appears on the cover, Allen Hirson for drawing the maps for the book, and Bella Peters for typing the first draft of this study. Finally it must be said that this book is by no means impartial.
That, indeed, is not difficult. There can be no doubt about the justice of the demands that lay behind the Revolt. But that does not mean that this book is a defence of one particult position.
The telling of the story also discloses the forces at work in that society, and I have used the material available to me critically and without favour.
The cause of the South African revolution requires no special plead. If in the process I have appeared to be harsh, and hyper-critical of some persons or organisations, it is because I believe that only a real understanding of will help the forces of socialism and liberation achieve the free Azania that the youth of Soweto so passionately called for in the days that followed 16 June, Baruch Hitson Bradford and London Introduction As I have told the South African public time and time again, race relationyin this country have deteriorated to the extent that there will no tonger he any possible reconciliation between black and white.
What is happening Is, in fact, a projeetion of black anger against the racist regime. This anger is directed at anything that Ix connected with the system and the government, It is not a question of the lnsistence on the Afrikaans language as the mode of instructionfor black schoolchildren.
The burning of the offices belonging to the government admItstration - the beerhalls, administration offices, post offices, administrationrun buses and the like - should be enough for the people to realise this point.
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