Academic journal article Journal of Pan African Studies

No Time to Mourn

Academic journal article Journal of Pan African Studies

No Time to Mourn

Article excerpt

The story of the demise of apartheid can be written from many angles. The heroism and the sheer determination of the people of South Africa have been captured in movies, magazine and newspaper articles, and other medium. No Time to Mourn is the story of Jeanette Ndhlovu, the current Consul General of South Africa to Los Angeles. In this book she traces her journey from Soweto in the aftermath of the brutal killing of her brother, which catapulted her to the international arena and at the center of the international anti-apartheid movement. The book tells the story of how she became a campaigner in the global struggle against apartheid from the days when she was a student at the University of Missouri to the United Nations in New York, NY., and how the campaign against apartheid mobilized the USA public into active agents against the policies of apartheid to built one of the most effective global solidarity movements in support of human rights to capture a story of human solidarity that transcends, race, class, gender, and geographic limitations.

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No Time to Mourn is also about the family that saw one of its youngest members brutally killed and an awaken spirit of determination to rid South Africa from an abhorrent injustice; a close knit family disintegrated by the constant harassment and intimidation by the South African security police who instead of mourning their loved one, they had not time to mourn as three sisters left the country to be part of a campaign to destroy apartheid. …

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