The Resource 491 days : prisoner number 1323/69, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ; foreword by Ahmed Kathrada

491 days : prisoner number 1323/69, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ; foreword by Ahmed Kathrada

Label
491 days : prisoner number 1323/69
Title
491 days
Title remainder
prisoner number 1323/69
Statement of responsibility
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ; foreword by Ahmed Kathrada
Title variation
Four hundred ninety-one days
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
On a freezing winters night, a few hours before dawn on May 12 1969 South African security police stormed the Soweto home of Winnie Madikizela Mandela activist and wife of the imprisoned Nelson Mandela and arrested her in the presence of her two young daughters then aged nine and ten. Rounded up in a group of other antiapartheid activists under Section 6 of the Terrorism Act designed for the security police to hold and interrogate people for as long as they wanted she was taken away. She had no idea where they were taking her or what would happen to her children. For her this was the start of 491 days of detention and two trials. Forty one years after her release on September 14 1970 Greta Soggot the widow of one of the defense attorneys from the 1969 1970 trials handed her a stack of papers that included a journal and notes she had written while in detention, most of the time in solitary confinement. Their reappearance brought back to her vivid and horrifying memories and uncovered for the rest of us a unique and personal slice of South Africa s history. This book shares with the world her moving and compelling journal along with some of the letters written between several affected parties at the time including she and Nelson Mandela himself then a prisoner on Robben Island for nearly seven years. Readers gain insight into the brutality she experienced and her depths of despair, as well as her resilience and defiance under extreme pressure. This young wife and mother emerged after 491 days in detention unbowed and determined to continue the struggle for freedom. -- From publisher's website
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
Dewey number
968.062
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT1949.M36
LC item number
A3 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Modern African writing
491 days : prisoner number 1323/69, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ; foreword by Ahmed Kathrada
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491 days : prisoner number 1323/69, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ; foreword by Ahmed Kathrada
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One Journal -- Arrest -- Detention -- Acquittal and re-detention -- State of mind -- The decision -- Health -- Interrogation -- Interrogation and other issues -- Attitude of the interrogators -- May diary -- June diary -- July diary -- My husband -- New trial -- Part Two Letters -- Epilogue / by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela -- Twenty years in the life of Winnie Mandela -- Sixteen months in the life of Winnie Mandela: 12 May 1969 to 14 September 1970
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
xi, 251 pages
Isbn
9780821421017
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013049174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)861676507

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