[Dear Dennis Brutus Defense Committee: On behalf of the members of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars, …]
by Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
November 9, 1981
Letter expressing support of the Dennis Brutus Defense Committee and offering ACAS’ support. It is signed by Professor Allen Isaacman, Executive Secretary; Professor James Turner and Immanuel Wallerstein, Co-Chairs; Professor Joel Samoff; Professor Ann Seidman; Chris Root; Anne Schneller; Professor David Wiley; Professor Tom Shick; Professor Robert Cummings; Professor Robert Johnson; Professor Nzongola Ntalaja; Dr. Bill Minter; and Professor Willard Johnson. The letter expresses shock and anger that Professor Dennis Brutus might be deported. Few academics have contributed as much to the development of African Studies in the U.S. As a writer, poet and literary critic, Brutus is at the cutting edge of the profession, and he is an unparalleled social critic about racial injustice and apartheid in South Africa.
Used by permission of several co-chairs of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars.
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers