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‘The ANC's London Recruits: The Secret War Against Apartheid’ with Ken Keable and other recruits

Recounting the incredible tales of the London Recruits, who carried out covert operations for the ANC in 1960/70s South Africa.

An evening recounting the incredible tales of the London Recruits, who carried out covert operations on behalf of the ANC in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s.

By 1966 the Apartheid regime in South Africa had all but annihilated the African National Congress (ANC), imprisoning its leaders or driving them into exile. To help keep their message of struggle alive and maintain a strategy of resistance from within, young men and women in London smuggled ANC literature into South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s. Sworn to secrecy, their work remained silent for forty years but the Recruits have now shared their stories in a new oral-history collection ‘London Recruits: The Secret War Against Apartheid’.

Speakers at the event will include Ken Keable, himself a Recruit as well as editor of the book, alongside fellow recruits (names to be confirmed).


Ken Keable | talks


Date and Time:

7 August 2013 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Housmans Bookshop
5 Caledonian Road
King’s Cross
N1 9DX
020 7837 4473

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Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Available from:

At the door on the night

Additional Information:

We're very easy to find - just a two minute walk from King's Cross/St.Pancras terminals. Housmans is at the bottom end of Caledonian Road where it meets with Pentonville Road. If you have any problems finding us, give us a call!
Map showing our location: qr.net/housmans

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