‘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