Southern Africa: A Smuggled Account from a Guerrilla Fighter

by Africa Research Group
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Undated, about late 1969
4 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The pamphlet consists of an article reprint from Ramparts magazine (Vol. 8 Num. 4, October 1969). The article discusses the experiences of an ANC (African National Congress) guerrilla in a joint force with the Zimbabwe African Peoples Union (ZAPU) fighting against the Ian Smith regime. The story was obtained by Ramparts from the ANC through the Africa Research Group. The introduction discusses the opening of a guerrilla front in Zimbabwe, which means there is a continuous front of armed struggle from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic: Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and the sporadic guerrilla activity in South West Africa and the Caprivi strip. The pamphlet discusses the Wankie area, United Nations Security Council, sanctions, FRELIMO, Eduardo Mondlane, the State of Emergency, local customs and a Maswikero, the freedom struggle, Security Police, and informers.
Used by permission of Danny Schechter, Sam Barnes and Robert Maurer, former members of Africa Research Group.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root