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Hugh Macmillan

Hugh Macmillan has taught at universities in Zambia, South Africa, and Eswatini. He has published widely on the history of the ANC and other southern African topics. He is a research associate at the African Studies Centre, Oxford University.

Listed in: African Studies · Kenya · South Africa · History | Africa | South | Republic of South Africa · Biography & Autobiography | Political · Africa · Nigeria · Political Science, Africa · Southern Africa · History | Modern | 20th Century · Biography, Activists · African History

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African Activists of the Twentieth Century
Hani, Maathai, Mpama/Palmer, Saro-Wiwa
By Hugh Macmillan, Tabitha Kanogo, Robert R. Edgar, Roy Doron, and Toyin Falola

This omnibus edition brings together concise and up-to-date biographies of Chris Hani, Wangari Maathai, Josie Mpama/Palmer, and Ken Saro-Wiwa. The volume complements history, social justice, and political science courses and is a useful collection for general readers interested in learning about Africa’s most influential historical figures.

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Chris Hani
By Hugh Macmillan

Chris Hani was one of the most highly respected leaders of the African National Congress, the South African Communist Party, and uMkhonto we Sizwe. His assassination in 1993 threatened to upset the transition to democracy but also prompted an intervention by Nelson Mandela, which accelerated the process. This biography provides a concise presentation of this iconic political leader’s life.

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