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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 so much noticeable first-hand bills of the USSR via an African writer. los angeles Guma’s publication is for that reason a unprecedented and demanding record of the anti-apartheid fight and the chilly warfare interval, depicting the Soviet version from an African standpoint and the categorical that means it held for these envisioning a destiny South Africa. for plenty of participants of the African nationwide Congress and the South African Communist celebration, the Soviet Union represented a political procedure that had completed political and financial justice via socialism—a viewpoint that has due to the fact been misplaced with the cave in of the USSR and the tip of the chilly struggle. This new version of A Soviet Journey—the first considering 1978—restores this imaginative and prescient to the old checklist, 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 through Christopher J. Lee discusses those components of los angeles Guma’s textual content, as well as situating l. a. Guma extra commonly in the intercontinental areas of the Black Atlantic and an emergent 3rd international. featuring a extra expansive view of African literature and its international highbrow engagements, A Soviet Journey can be of curiosity to readers of African fiction and non-fiction, South African historical past, postcolonial chilly conflict reviews, and radical political thought.

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