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Lie on Your Wounds

The Prison Correspondence of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe

360 pages

11 illustrations

February, 2019

ISBN: 9781776142408



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Derek Hook is an associate professor of Psychology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, USA, and a research affiliate in Psychology at the Universities of Pretoria and the Witwatersrand in South Africa.

Robert Sobukwe founded the Pan Africanist Congress in 1959.  He was imprisoned from 1960-1969.  After his release in 1969, he lived with his family under house arrest.  He dies in 1978 from lung cancer.

Selection of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe’s letters from prison in opposition to South African apartheid
This book collates nearly 300 prison letters to and from Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, inspirational political leader and first President of the Pan-Africanist Congress. These letters are testimony to the desolate conditions of his imprisonment and to his unbending commitment to the cause of African  liberation.
The memory of Sobukwe has been sadly neglected in post- apartheid South Africa. With the changing political climate,  the decline of the African National Congress’s power, the re- emergence of Black Consciousness, and the growth of student protests, Sobukwe is being looked to once again.