Noor Nieftagodien holds the NRF Chair on Local Histories, Present Realities at the University of the Witwatersrand, where he is also the head of the History Workshop.
The Soweto uprising was a true turning point in South Africa’s history. Even to contemporaries, it seemed to mark the beginning of the end of apartheid. This compelling book examines both the underlying causes and the immediate factors that led to this watershed event. It looks at the crucial roles of Black Consciousness ideology and nascent school-based organizations in shaping the character and form of the revolt.