My Father Died for This - Lukhanyo Calata (Paperback)

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When the Cradock Four's Fort Calata was murdered by agents of the apartheid state in 1985, his son Lukhanyo was only three years old. Thirty-one years later Lukhanyo, now a journalist, becomes one of the SABC Eight when he defies Hlaudi Motsoeneng's reign of censorship at the public broadcaster by writing an open letter that declares: my father didn't die for this.

Now, with his wife Abigail, Lukhanyo brings to life the father he never knew and investigates the mystery that surrounds his death despite two high-profile inquests. Join them in a poignant and inspiring journey into the history of a remarkable family that traces the struggle against apartheid beginning with Fort's grandfather, Rivonia trialist and ANC Secretary-General Rev James Calata.

Product Details

Barcode
9780624081647
Department
Books
Released
17 Apr 2018
Content Source
South African
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Authors
Lukhanyo Calata
Abigail Calata
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Tafelberg
Language
English
Number of Pages
304
Dimensions
234 x 152mm

Summary

Journalist Lukhanyo Calata discovers the life of the father he never knew: Fort Calata, one of the 'Cradock Four' who were murdered by agents of the apartheid state in 1985. A poignant and inspiring journey into the history of a remarkable family that traces the ANC's struggle beginning with treason trialist and Secretary-General Canon James Calata.

Classification

General Subject
History/World
BISAC Subject 1
Business & Economics / Industries / Media & Communications
BISAC Subject 2
Language Arts & Disciplines / Journalism
BISAC Subject 3
Political Science / Political Process / Political Advocacy
BIC Classification 1
Press & journalism
BIC Classification 2
Political activism
BIC Classification 3
Political oppression & persecution
BIC Classification 4
Social discrimination & inequality
BIC Classification 5
Black & Asian studies

Author Bio

Lukhanyo Calata is an award-winning journalist, who worked for eNews - now eNCA - before joining the SABC's parliamentary team in 2011. He became part of the `SABC 8' in 2016 when he challenged Hlaudi Motsoeneng's reign of censorship at the public broadcaster. He is the son of Fort Calata, one of four anti-apartheid activists assassinated in 1985.,Abigail Calata is a former journalist who currently works for the Shoprite Group as publicity manager: CSI and Africa. She has worked in the communication departments of the University of Cape Town and was parliamentary reporter for Beeld and worked in production and the newsroom of Die Burger.