Twentieth century South African history and politics have been marked by intense conflict. This conflict still manifests itself on racial and class lines within the country. In this text, Dr Tsoaledi Daniel Thobejane is trying to bring about a Black perspective on the writing and narration of what led to the formation of what can be referred to as contemporary South Africa. The text is biographical and historical. He is looking at black resistance politics in south Africa an and also does a brief overview of international politics as compared to South Africa. As a South African who grew up in township and living in the United States, Thobejane feels bound to give a personal view of international relations, especially with the role of America under President George Bush (Jnr) in the Middle East.