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Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War against Apartheid Book Tour with Alan Wieder

Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War Against Apartheid

"A truly remarkable work. Alan Wieder shows himself as a writer equal to their life story, their inspiring bravery in action and self-analysis."

—Nadine Gordimer, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

Join author Alan Wieder for a discussion of his new book, Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War against Apartheid, at one of the locations below. This engaging and richly detailed work recounts the extraordinary lives of First and Slovo, their contributions to the anti-apartheid struggle, and their sometimes tumultuous relationship.

390 pages
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-58367-356-0
Cloth ISBN: 978-1-58367-357-7
July 2013

e-book available!

Kindle, Sony Reader, Nook

Portland, OR – August 20

Broadway Books

7 pm

1714 NE Broadway

Portland, OR 97232

Olympia, WA – August 31

Orca Books

3 pm

509 E. 4th Ave

Olympia, WA 98501

Sacramento, CA – September 19

Marxist School of Sacramento

7 pm

at the Sol Collective

2574 21st Street

(1 blk south of Broadway)

Sacramento, CA

San Francisco, CA – September 20

7 pm

The Green Arcade

1680 Market St.

San Francisco, CA 94102

Cleveland, OH – October 3

Mac’s Books on Coventry

7 pm

1820 Coventry Rd.

Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Ann Arbor, MI – October 8

Literati Bookstore


124 East Washington Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Chicago, IL – October 9

City Lit Books

6:30 pm

2523 North Kedzie Blvd.

Chicago, IL 60647

Washington, DC – October 16

Busboys and Poets

6:30 to 8:30 pm

Busboys and Poets – 14th & V

2021 14th St, NW

Washington, D.C. 20009

Sponsors: TransAfrica, Metropolitan D.C. Labor Council, Teaching for Change, Busboys and Poets

New York City, NY – October 17


7 pm

172 Allen St.

New York, NY 10002

Durham, NC – October 22

The Regulator

7 pm

720 Ninth St

Durham, NC 27705

Columbia, SC – October 24

University of South Carolina

African Studies Colloquium Lecture

4 pm

Walker Institute of International and Area Studies

Gambrell 431

Columbia, SC 29208

Seattle, WA – November 1

Elliot Bay Book Co.

7 pm

1521 Tenth Avenue

Seattle WA 98122

Alan Wieder is an oral historian who lives in Portland, Oregon. He is distinguished professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina and has also taught at the University of the Western Cape and Stellenbosch University in South Africa. In the last ten years he has published two books and numerous articles on South Africans who fought against the apartheid regime.

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