South Africa's 'Border War': Contested Narratives and Conflicting Memories (Paperback)

South Africa's 'Border War': Contested Narratives and Conflicting Memories By Gary Baines, Stephen McVeigh (Editor) Cover Image
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South Africa's 'Border War' provides a timely study of the 'war of words' waged by retired South African Defence Force (SADF) generals and other veterans against critics and detractors. The book explores the impact of the 'Border War' on South African culture and society during apartheid and in the new dispensation and discusses the lasting legacy or 'afterlife' of the war in great detail. It also offers an appraisal of the secondary literature of the 'Border War', supplemented by archival research, interviews and an analysis of articles, newspaper reports, reviews and blogs.
Adopting a genuinely multidisciplinary approach that borrows from the study of history, literature, visual culture, memory, politics and international relations, South Africa's 'Border War' is an important volume for anyone interested in the study of war and memory or the modern history of South Africa.

About the Author

Gary Baines is Professor of History at Rhodes University, South Africa.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781474255059
ISBN-10: 1474255051
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: August 27th, 2015
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: War