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International Woman’s Day: Shanthini Naidoo & friends discuss the women who ended apartheid

If South Africans are awake at 1am on 9 March 2021, they are invited to join an online event at Washington DC’s Busboys & Poets cafe/bookstore for International Women’s Day.

Women Surviving Apartheid’s prisons

In this event, South African author Shanthini Naidoo who had just been signed by US publisher, Just World Books, will be discussing the role that women leaders and organisers played in the anti-apartheid struggle — along with two powerful veterans of the anti-apartheid solidarity movement in the United States: Religion Professor Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons and Bill Fletcher, Jr., the former president of TransAfrica Forum.

Naidoo’s book, Women Surviving Apartheid’s Prisons, tells the story of four SA women who in 1969, stood with Winnie Mandela in a historic freedom trial.

This event is being hosted by Busboys & Poets, the renowned venue in Washington DC that has a deep commitment to social justice and boosting diverse voices (as well as good books and good food).

Read: Author Shanthini Naidoo releases “Women Surviving Apartheid’s Prisons”

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