One Hundred Seventeen Days: Voices of Resistance

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A personal account of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa chronicles the author's imprisonment in the early 1960s for her participation in the opposition movement of the African National Congress

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Ruth First was a journalist and academic and, along with her husband Joe Slovo, strongly active in the anti-apartheid movement. She escaped South Africa in 1964. In 1982 she was working at a university in Mozambique. On the 17th August she opened a letter bomb addressed to her by the South African security police.

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"[Ruth First's] life, and her death, remains a beacon to all who love liberty." - Nelson Mandela, at the commemoration of the tenth anniversary of Ruth First's murder

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