External mission : the ANC in exile, 1960-1990 / Stephen Ellis
- Ellis, Stephen, 1953-2015
- New York : Oxford University Press, 
- Copyright Date:
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xii, 384 pages) : 1 map (black and white)
- Machine generated contents note: ch. One Call to Arms -- Resisting apartheid -- Securing a mandate -- The formation of Umkhonto we Sizwe -- Preparing for war -- Rivonia -- ch. Two The External Mission -- Taking stock -- Kongwa -- Security networks -- The Rhodesian campaign -- The Hani memorandum -- ch. Three The Party Triumphant -- Morogoro -- The struggle continues -- Dissidents -- Factionalism -- The frontline emerges -- ch. Four New Strategies -- The ANC's strategy review -- Pretoria's total strategy -- Sanctions -- ch. Five The Grinding Stone -- Security, bureaucracy, ideology -- Corruption -- Shishita -- Mkatashinga -- Infiltration -- ch. Six War Among the People -- The township risings -- Kabwe -- The new international context -- Operation Vula -- The security question -- ch. Seven Homecoming -- Towards civil war -- Crooks and spooks -- Unbanning: the war's climax -- Reconciliation of a special type -- ch. Eight Perspectives -- Waging war -- Interpreting the past -- Explanations.
- Nelson Mandela's release from prison in February 1990 came a few days after the removal of the ban on the African National Congress (ANC); founded a century ago and outlawed in 1960, the ANC had transferred its headquarters abroad and opened what it termed an External Mission. For the 30 years following its banning, the ANC had fought relentlessly against the apartheid state. Finally voted into office in 1994, the ANC today regards its armed struggle as the central plank of its legitimacy. This book studies the ANC's period in exile, based on a full range of sources in southern Africa and Europe.
- 9780199388165 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
View MARC record | catkey: 28930345