Author Archives: Gavin Brown

About Gavin Brown

Associate Professor in Human Geography University of Leicester

Histories and Legacies of Solidarities with the Anti-Apartheid Struggle (Glasgow, 22 May 2018)

On 22 May, the University of Glasgow is organising an event about the Histories and Legacies of Solidarites with the Anti-Apartheid Struggle. This event has been organised to mark the publication of a new book by Gavin Brown and Helen … Continue reading

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Fighting Apartheid in Islington

Here are details of a new exhibition at the Islington Museum about the history of anti-apartheid campaigning in that borough. Gavin advised the curators about the history of the Kitson family (who lived in the borough) and some of the tensions … Continue reading

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Two reviews of “Youth Activism and Solidarity”

This week the first two reviews of our book Youth Activism and Solidarity, about the Non-Stop Picket of the South African Embassy in London during the 1980s, have been published. One is aimed at an academic readership and the other for activists … Continue reading

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Youth Activism & Solidarity: a dedication

Now that Youth Activism and Solidarity: the Non-Stop Picket against Apartheid has been published and had its launch, we wanted to share the book’s dedication. We have told the stories of Norma, David and Steve Kitson on this blog a number … Continue reading

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Book launch event (27 November, Leicester)

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Mementos of Steve Kitson

Sunday 12 November 2017 marks the twentieth anniversary of the death of Steven Kitson. Steve was born in 1957 as the eldest child of the South African communists and anti-apartheid activists David and Norma Kitson. In the 1980s, he became … Continue reading

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A suitable anniversary: youth and student action to close apartheid’s embassy

It is a joyful coincidence that our book Youth Activism and Solidarity: the Non-Stop Picket against Apartheid has been published on 19 October 2017. On this day, thirty-two years ago, hundreds of students and other young people took mass direct action … Continue reading

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