A Deeper Wound

A Deeper Wound
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by Daniel T. Thobejane

In this fascinating discourse on the struggle of the South African people to free themselves of the tyranny of apartheid, Mr. Thobejane shares the deeper insight of one who has been a part of the liberation movement as an activist and who has personally, physically suffered at the hands of a vicious regime. Interspersed with his suggestions for improving the lives of the disenfranchised, downtrodden, and mistreated Azanians are his personal stories of his work with other well-known activists and their fight, although sometimes violent in defense of their lives, to peaceably and rationally succeed in installing a true democratic government.

Mr. Thobejane presents a compelling story of how the South African struggle for social, economical, mental, and spiritual freedom was not only a demand for equality regardless of color, but also a battle to rid the country of oppression based on gender, religion, personal rights, choice and ethnicity.

About the Author: A native of South Africa, Mr. Thobejane presently resides in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he is an Ed.D. candidate in the Department of Education, Policy and Research (Center for International Education) at University of Massachusetts. In his spare time he enjoys exercising, listening to jazz, R&B, and classical music, reading, writing and doing community work.

(2003, paperback, 104 pages)


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A Deeper Wound Reader Review
A Deeper Wound Reader Review
5.0 out of 5 stars A deeper Wound:The South African struggle for liberation, December 5, 2003 By J. Oglesby (USA) - Amazon

This book by Mr.Thobejane is a must read to those who want to understand the history of the struggle for liberation in South Africa.I was always qurious as to whether this particular struggle was waged by one liberation organization in South Africa.Mr Thobejane was able to clarify questions I had, especially about the Black Consciousness movement which played a major role in the struggle , and yet failed to draw a large votership during the second democratic elections in South Africa. He should be commended for bringing about the contradictions inherent in different liberation movements during the struggle, and for his courage to share his own story about how he was invloved in this worthy struggle to usher in a democratic order, as opposed to a racist form of government which was ruthless and satanic, to say the least.I also like alternatives that he postulates especially in the realms of education and how a democratic South Africa should look like.

Though it is an emotionally taxing book, I recommend a lot of people to read it so that they can start to understand how a lot of people lost their lives for a democratic dispensation in this country.

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