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Oliver Tambo – His Life and Legacy: 1917–1993
Oliver Tambo – His Life and Legacy: 1917–1993

Oliver Tambo – His Life and Legacy: 1917–1993


44 Pages, 6 x 8.25

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $11.99 (US $11.99) (CA $15.99)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781928341925

Rights: WOR X ZA

Real African Publishers (Jun 2019)


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An updated new edition of the original publication issued by the ANC Elections Committee to honour the legacy of Comrade Oliver Tambo, late president and national chairman of the African National Congress. This little book provides an overview of his life and generous contributions during the struggle for a new South Africa. Written in an engaging style by esteemed historian Luli Callinicos, this ‘mini-biography’ is accessible to all ages.

Author Biography

Luli Callinicos was born in Johannesburg of Hellenic descent. She became involved in the struggle for democracy in South Africa at an early age and taught history in schools and the emerging trade union movement. In the late 1970s, she began writing her pioneering and award-winning trilogy Gold and Workers (1981), Working Life (1987) and A Place in the City (1993). Those volumes brought to the South African public, for the first time, the neglected history of 'ordinary' South Africans. Her popular book, The world that made Mandela (2000, STE Publishers), broke new ground in South African biography by identifying both the people and the places that shaped the life of a great man. That innovative method draws on her experience as a Council member of the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) and her involvement in a number of heritage committees and advisory panels for the Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology. In both The world that made Mandela and Oliver Tambo: His Life and Legacy, Luli Callinicos' command of social history is combined with her deep commitment to conserving the landscape of South Africa's heritage and celebrating it with the world.