Across Boundaries: The Journey of a South African Woman Leader

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Feminist Press at CUNY, 1999 - 244 من الصفحات
Across Boundaries is an autobiography that captures both a unique heart and a nation's history. Because Mamphela Ramphele began her life as a shy child born into the cage of apartheid - and gradually became an activist who helped set South Africa free -her personal story enlarges each reader's sense of possibilities. Because she was part of the Black Consciousness Movement that linked the personal to the political, she teaches us that race, sex, and class are linked, and that enemies can only be defeated if we refuse to imitate them. . . . No matter where or how each of us lives, Across Boundaries gives us a rare leader who teaches us to teach ourselves.-Gloria Steinem

"Stunningly moving and inspiring."- Marian Wright Edelman, president, Children's Defense Fund

"Survival," writes Mamphela Ramphele, "is a stronger force than the fear of offending others." Born black and female in apartheid-ruled South Africa, Ramphele went on to become one of the most distinguished women on the African continent - a prominent activist, medical doctor, anthropologist, teacher, university leader, as well as a mother to two sons. Across Boundaries chronicles Ramphele's inspiring journey, and reveals the staggering personal losses that coexisted with her astonishing political and professional achievements. In addition to recounting the fascinating and often gripping events of her life, she describes the personal side of her experiences - her early struggles to maintain dignity and hope in a world that devalued both black people and women; her battles against despair, especially after the murder of her colleague and lover Steven Biko and the death of her third child in infancy; her mistakes and regrets as well as her triumphs.

 

ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة

ACROSS BOUNDARIES: The Journey of a South African Woman Leader

معاينة المستخدمين  - Kirkus

A heartfelt though sometimes ungainly memoir of politics and passion in South Africa. Even if she hadn't been a prominent anti-apartheid activist, Ramphele would still have lived a remarkable life ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

المحتويات

My Roots
1
An Unlikely Career Choice
35
Initiation into Activism
54
Growing Up the Hard Way
72
Community Life in King
92
Surviving in a Wilderness
122
Forging an Independent Lifestyle
153
Stretching Across Boundaries
200
Historical and Political Background
225
Index
242
Abbreviations
245
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حول المؤلف (1999)

Mamphela Aletta Ramphele is a South African politician, a former activist against apartheid, a medical doctor, an academic and businesswoman. She was a partner of anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko, with whom she had two children. She is a former Vice-Chancellor at the University of Cape Town and a one-time Managing Director at the World Bank.

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