Strikes Have Followed Me All My Life

A South African Autobiography

‘This book will serve as a living memory of the evil of the apartheid regime. It is an opportunity for me to speak to my children.’ – Emma Mashinini

Strikes Have Followed Me All My Life describes in compelling detail the life of Emma Mashinini, one of South Africa’s leading trade union organisers and gender-rights activists. From her childhood in Sophiatown to the dark days she spent in detention under apartheid and her lasting contributions to labour organisation in South Africa, Emma’s selfless and courageous story – published for the first time in South Africa – recalls and preserves a vital chapter in our country’s history.

Includes a new Foreword by Jay Naidoo

  • EAN: 9781770102279
  • eBook EAN: 9781770102286
  • Pages: 212 pp plus 12 pp photo section
  • Format: Trade Paperback (234 x 153 mm)
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Praise for Strikes Have Followed Me All My Life

‘This book is more relevant today than ever. It is yet another indication of the heavy price paid for freedom so that we and those who come after us live in a society free from oppression and hate, a society that respects the right to life and dignity and a society where the only limitations placed on us is our own imagination.’ – Jay Naidoo

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