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Author Name:    SHITYUWETE, Helao.

Title:   Never Follow The Wolf : The autobiography of a Namibian freedom fighter

Publisher:    Kliptown Books, London, 1990, ISBN:1871863066 

Seller ID:   94837

SHITYUWETE, Helao. Never Follow The Wolf : The autobiography of a Namibian freedom fighter. London : Kliptown Books, (1990). Pp [i]-x,1-354,+ 8 pp plates. Maps. 8vo, illustrated black card covers. “This is a unique and compelling autobiography of a Namibian freedom fighter. The son of a Rain King insouthern Angola, Helao Shityuwete was educated in mission schools in Namib ia before poverty forced him into migrant work – virtual slave labour for the South African occupiers of Namibia. His involvement in organising workerstrikes led him to join the newly-formed SWAPO movement. After harassment by the police, he made a dangerous and difficult journey across Southern Africa to Tanzania, where SWAPO had established an external headquarters. He became one of the first Namibians to take up the armed struggle, and in 1966 he joined a group of ten SWAPO combatants on an ill-fated mission to prepare for the way of liberation. Captured and horribly tortured, Shityuwete was one of 37 Namibians charged in Pretoria in a notorious trial under the Terrorism Act. He spent the next 16 years on Robben Island, in the company of Nelson Mandela and other South African and Namibian political prisoners. Helao Shityuwete now lives in Namibia, which became independent under a SWAPO government on 21 March 1990.” - from the back cover. Very good. 25.00


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