Book Talk: Spear: Mandela and the Revolutionaries by Paul S. Landau

Book Talk: Spear: Mandela and the Revolutionaries by Paul S. Landau

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Browsing Room in Founders Library, Howard University

Join us at this in-person Book Talk, a part of the Palaver Series, with author Paul S. Landau about his latest book, Spear: Mandela and the Revolutionaries. Co-sponsored by Howard University Center for African Studies, the Department of African Studies and the Department of History.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Paul S. Landau is a professor of history at the University of Maryland at College Park and a fellow of the History Centre of the University of Johannesburg. His two previous books, The Realm of the Word: Language, Gender, and Christianity in a Southern African Kingdom (1995) and Popular Politics in the History of South Africa, 1400–1948 (2010), were both finalists for the African Studies Association Herskovits Prize. Landau is interested in visual culture, religion, and popular politics. He lives with his family in Washington, DC.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Spear: Mandela and the Revolutionaries
By Paul S. Landau

Spanning the years just before (and just after) Nelson Mandela’s 1962 arrest, this entirely fresh history of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), or Spear of the Nation, and its revolutionary milieu brings to life the period in which Mandela and his comrades fought South Africa’s apartheid regime not only with words and protests, but also with bombs and fire.

Location

Browsing Room in Founders Library, Howard University
500 Howard Pl NW
Washington, DC 20059
United States

Cost

Free Event

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