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Lennart Bolliger

Lennart Bolliger is a postdoctoral researcher at the Humboldt University of Berlin and a visiting researcher at the University of the Witwatersrand. His research has previously been published in the Journal of Southern African Studies and the South African Historical Journal.

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Apartheid’s Black Soldiers
Un-national Wars and Militaries in Southern Africa
By Lennart Bolliger

Thousands of Black troops served in South Africa’s security forces in Namibia and Angola during apartheid. Bolliger’s new research leads him to reject their common depiction as “collaborators,” challenge the portrayal of the wars in which they fought as struggles for national liberation, and reveal the complexity of South Africa’s military culture.

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