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A Convenient Massacre: Did Sharpeville Save Apartheid?

Edelstein, Ian


This dissertation is focussed on the re-examination and critique of the veracity of the accepted narrative of a seminal event in the history of the struggle against apartheid. It utilises a two-tiered approach using non-traditional methods to challenge traditional South African historiography. In the first section theatre is used as a vehicle to re-evaluate the ideas of the Pan-Africanists by bringing the words of their leader Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe to the stage. The correspondence between...[Show more]

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Date published: 2021
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/4Y3S-4Y70
Embargoed until: 2099-12-31
Access Rights: Restricted Access


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