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The ANC Women’s League: A Jacana Pocket History

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First formed in the 20th century, the ANC Women’s League grew from a modest grouping of women into an organisation occupying a leading position in the women’s movement in South Africa.

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First formed in the 20th century, the ANC Women’s League grew from a modest grouping of women into an organisation occupying a leading position in the women’s movement in South Africa. The league is regarded as both front and centre in the century-long transition to a democracy that rates gender equality a core constitutional value.

It has, indeed, always regarded itself as the women’s movement, frequently asserting that it is the vanguard organisation and the only legitimate voice of the women of South Africa. But, as this deeply insightful book shows, the history of the league is a more complicated affair: it was neither the only women’s organisation in the political field nor was it an easy ally for South African feminism.

Additional information

Dimensions 18 × 11 cm
Publisher

Language

English

Date Published

2014

ISBN

9781431408832

Specifications

Softcover, 18x11cm, 159pp