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No Easy Victories: African Liberation and American Activists over a Half-Century, 1950-2000 Paperback – November 5, 2007

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 262 pages
  • Publisher: Africa World Press; 1st edition (November 5, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592215750
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592215751
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.7 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #623,650 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Editors: William Minter, editor of AfricaFocus Bulletin, taught at the secondary school of the Mozambique Liberation Front in 1966-68 and 1974-76. He has worked as an independent scholar and activist since receiving his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin. His most recent book is Apartheid's Contras. Gail Hovey was among the founders of Southern Africa Magazine in 1964 and worked in South Africa 1966-67. She served as research director for the American Committee on Africa/Africa Fund, as managing editor at Christianity and Crisis, and as executive director of Grassroots International. Charles Cobb Jr., senior correspondent for, was a field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Mississippi in 1962-67. A journalist, he lived in Tanzania in the early 1970s. His books include Radical Equations, co-authored with Robert Moses, and Civil Rights Trail, to be published December 2007.

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William Minter is the editor of AfricaFocus Bulletin ( He has been a writer, researcher, and activist since the mid-1960s, focusing particularly on southern Africa and international issues. He studied at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria in 1961-62 and taught in Tanzania and Mozambique at the secondary school of the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) in 1966-68 and 1974-76. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology and a certificate in African studies from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Minter worked as a writer, editor, and researcher at Africa News Service (now in Durham, N.C. in 1973 and 1976-82. Based in Washington since 1982, he has combined personal research and writing with contract work for a number of organizations, including policy analysis, writing, and development of computer-mediated communication tools. This has included work for Africa Action and its predecessor organization, the Africa Policy Information Center (APIC), from 1992 through fall 2003, and for the affiliated Washington Office on Africa (WOA), from 1992 to 1997.

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