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Make a Skyf, Man


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Make a Skyf, Man by Harold Strachan
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This is a boisterous tale of the early years of MK and how, because of some rudimentary knowledge of explosives from World War II, he was the One to teach the comrades how to blow things up. Featuring a young Yoshke Slovo (aka Joe), Govan Mbeki and Ben Turok (and a cameo appearance of Tom Sharpe's jalopy), Strachan's account of his love of fishing, his time in jail, his release and his return to his family and to fishing for shad off the rocks at Patty's Groyne, is beautiful, hilarious and true form for one of South Africa's best satirical exponents.

Author Biography

Harold Strachan is a former South African Air Force pilot, an art teacher, and member of both the Communist Party and the Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the armed wing of the African National Congress. He was imprisoned for four years and held under house arrest for a subsequent 10 years.
Release date Australia
May 30th, 2005
Country of Publication
South Africa
Jacana Media
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