Stanley Manong’s book gives a deep insight into the complexities of South African life in exile during Apartheid.

A talented student from Victoria West, the author left his home country in 1976 to join the ANC. He soon played a role in organising underground activities of its military wing, uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK). To me, an European supporter of the liberation struggle, the book’s analysis of ideological controversies and differences between MK and ZAPU (Zimbabwean African Peoples Union) in Zimbabwe on the nature of legitimate political and military targets, is of extreme interest...

As a non-political pacifist I found “If We Must Die” by Stanley
Manong extremely interesting.

It draws back the curtain on a time in the history of our country about which many South Africans
know very little – even to this day – 20 years into democracy...