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Parcel Of Death - The Biography Of Onkgopotse Abram Tiro (Paperback) Loot Price: R240
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Parcel Of Death - The Biography Of Onkgopotse Abram Tiro (Paperback)

Gaongalelwe Tiro

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Parcel of Death recounts the little-told life story of Onkgopotse Abram Tiro, the first South African freedom fighter the apartheid regime pursued beyond the country’s borders to assassinate with a parcel bomb.

On 29 April 1972, Tiro made one of the most consequential revolutionary addresses in South African history. Dubbed the Turfloop Testimony, Tiro’s anti-apartheid speech saw him and many of his fellow student activists expelled, igniting a series of strikes in tertiary institutions across the country. By the time he went into exile in Botswana, Tiro was president of the Southern African Student Movement (SASM), permanent organiser of the South African Student Organisation (SASO) and a leading Black Consciousness proponent, hailed by many as the ‘godfather’ of the June 1976 uprisings.

Parcel of Death uses extensive and exclusive interviews to highlight significant influences and periods in Tiro’s life, including the lessons learned from his rural upbringing in Dinokana, Zeerust, the time he spent working on a manganese mine, his role as a teacher and the impact of his faith in shaping his outlook. It is a compelling portrait of Tiro’s story and its lasting significance in South Africa’s history.

‘A biography of Onkgopotse Tiro, who was at once a catalyst and an active change agent in the South African struggle for freedom, is long overdue. For generations to come, this book will be a source of valuable information and inspiration.’ – MOSIBUDI MANGENA

General

Imprint: Picador Africa
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: July 2019
Authors: Gaongalelwe Tiro
Dimensions: 234 x 152 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 248
ISBN-13: 978-1-77010-649-9
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Humanities > History > African history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism > Demonstrations & protest movements
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Political control & influence > Political oppression & persecution > General
Books > History > African history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
Books > Local Author Showcase > Biography
LSN: 1-77010-649-9
Barcode: 9781770106499

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