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Ronnie Kasrils in Washington DC, Oct 19

Ronnie Kasrils at Busboys & Poets, 10/19

Join Ronnie Kasrils, author of The Unlikely Secret Agent, anti-apartheid leader, and international solidarity activist, for a talk and book signing.

Ronnie will discuss his book and the story of his and his wife Eleanor’s involvement in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, as well as his current efforts to challenge Israeli apartheid and build solidarity with the Palestinian people as a member of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine.

6 pm, Friday, October 19

Busboys & Poets

5th & K location

1025 5th Street NW, Washington, DC

co-sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies, Busboys & Poets, TransAfrica Forum, US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, & Monthly Review Press

free and open to the public

Some praise for The Unlikely Secret Agent (winner of South Africa’s top literary prize, the Alan Paton Award):

“A wonderful book about a courageous and extraordinary woman who was highly principled, yet endowed by nature with all the clandestine skills.”–John le Carré

“A moving tribute to a wonderful person, truly an unlikely secret agent. It made me realize again just how much we owe to so many people for the freedom we enjoy in South Africa.”–Archbishop Desmond Tutu

“This loving portrait written by Ronnie Kasrils, Eleanor’s husband and later the country’s minister of intelligence services, tells the harrowing and exhilarating story of her arrest and escape … an extended eulogy for an activist whose perseverance inspired the ANC movement.”Publishers Weekly

“A thriller-like look at one of the harshest periods in South African history.”Kirkus Reviews

Ronnie Kasrils has served in post-apartheid South African governments as Deputy Minister of Defence, Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry, and Minister of Intelligence Services. He was a founding member of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress, and is the author of an autobiography titled Armed and Dangerous.

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