ISBN 9780994674425
ePub ISBN 9781928346241
Pages 194
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2016
Publisher Cover2Cover Books, South Africa
Formats Paperback, eBook

Fordsburg Fighter

The journey of an MK volunteer

by Amin Cajee edited by Terry Bell

When Amin Cajee left South Africa to join the liberation struggle he believed he had volunteered to serve 'a democratic movement dedicated to bringing down an oppressive and racist regime'. Instead, he writes, in this powerful and courageous memoir, 'I found myself serving a movement that was relentless in exercising power and riddled with corruption'. Fordsburg Fighter traces an extraordinary physical journey - from home in South Africa, to training in Czechoslovakia and the ANC's Kongwa camp in Tanzania to England. The book makes a significant contribution to the hidden history of exile, and documents Cajee's emotional odyssey from idealism to disillusionment.

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About the Author

Amin Cajee

At age 19, along with his friend Omar Bhamjee, Cajee was one of the first two Indians recruited in South Africa, to train abroad as a fighter in the ANC’s military wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK). Married for 43 years to Irish anti-apartheid activist Pat Shanks, he is a quietly religious and devoted father and grandfather and lives in London.

About the Editor

Terry Bell

Journalist Terry Bell worked with Amin Cajee to finalise the manuscript. Bell is author of several books, including Unfinished Business: South Africa, Apartheid and Truth.