A different narrative on SA's armed struggle

'Umkhonto we Sizwe: The ANC's armed struggle' by Dr Thulas Simpson gives a full account of the evolution of South Africa's armed struggle until the inauguration of former president Nelson Mandela in 1994.

702/Cape Talk's Redi Tlhabi spoke to lecturer of Historical Studies at the University of Pretoria, Dr Thula Simpson, about contributing towards South Africa's apartheid story from a different perspective.

Simpson said that his aim was to marry the narrative of the insurgents and non-combatants caught up in the conflict and weave them into a single story.

Listen to the conversation below:

In a society in which communities are so polarised, people are not often exposed to conflicting narratives or the other side of the story.

Dr Thula Simpson, lecturer at University of Pretoria

This article first appeared on 702 : A different narrative on SA's armed struggle


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