The African Resistance Movement: A Cultural History

This project (and the book that will follow) is a cultural history of the ARM, the African Resistance Movement, which despite the elevation of its name, was a group of no more than fifty mainly liberal , anti – communist idealists who formed an underground movement in South Africa in 1960 and embarked on a campaign of sabotage aimed at government installations (pylons and railway lines). The interdisciplinary range of the book will include literary and cultural studies, political history, and moral philosophy. The main output of the project will be a book entitled The ARM: A Cultural History, to written and published for a wide readership, mainly in South Africa but also in the United Kingdom.

Project leader(s):
  • David Attwell (Department of English and Related Literature, University of York)

One response to “The African Resistance Movement: A Cultural History”

  1. Alan Wieder
    Alan Wieder on 1 March 2017 at 17:15: Reply

    Hi David

    I’m planning on writing on Myrtle Berman who just died in Cape Town. I interviewed her extensively for my book on Ruth First and Joe Slovo. Would love to know more about your project.

    Alan Wieder

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