Joe Slovo

Standard Name: Slovo, Joe


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Family and Intimate relationships Gillian Slovo
Her husband had already left South Africa. Their grandmother looked after the children.
Slovo, Gillian. Every Secret Thing: My Family, My Country. Little, Brown.
Family and Intimate relationships Gillian Slovo
GS 's father, Joe Slovo , was leader of the South African Communist Party , white South Africa's bogeyman.
Slovo, Gillian. Every Secret Thing: My Family, My Country. Little, Brown.
Born Jewish and Lithuanian, he had arrived at ten in South Africa (where his father...
Friends, Associates Deborah Levy
DL 's parents knew famous political figures like Nelson and Winnie Mandela , Ruth First , Joe Slovo , and Helen Joseph . Deborah's sister had Joseph as namesake-godmother,
“Norman Levy”. SAHO South African History Online.
Levy, Norman. The Final Prize. My Life in the Anti-apartheid Struggle. South African History Online.
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, while Deborah was...
Material Conditions of Writing Gillian Slovo
When she told her father (who was already ill with cancer) that she wanted to learn more about the past of Ruth First (his wife, her mother), to enable her to write this book, he...
Textual Production Gillian Slovo
She dedicated the book to her parents, Ruth and Joe .
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Gillian Slovo
GS sets out here to convey what her extraordinary parents, especially her mother, were like, and what it was like for herself and her sisters to be their children. Ruth First, she says, was in...
Travel Gillian Slovo
GS and her husband visited her outlaw father in Mozambique in 1983, and she returned to that counry again in 1996. In 1990 she visited South Africa to promote her novel Ties of Blood at...


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