AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

David Miliband

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Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Joe Slovo was a Communist, and my hero

When as a teenager in 1980s Apartheid South Africa I first learned of Joe Slovo, I thought he must be black since most whites at the time did not necessarily side with the liberation struggle against Apartheid. Joe was a public exception and paid a heavy price for his commitment. The son of Jewish immigrants, Slovo–a