Author Archives: Gavin Brown

About Gavin Brown

Professor of Political Geography and Sexualities University of Leicester

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“Youth Activism and Solidarity” now out in paperback

We are pleased to announce that our book Youth Activism and Solidarity: the Non-Stop Picket against Apartheid is now published in paperback. From April 1986 until just after Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in February 1990, supporters of the City of London … Continue reading

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Non-Stop Picket in the ‘Official’ Mandela Exhibition

On 8 February 2019 a new ‘official’ exhibition about Mandela’s life in London’s Waterloo. The exhibition has been organised by one of Mandela’s grandsons and pitches itself in the following terms: Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition is the major new global … Continue reading

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“Youth Activism and Solidarity” out in paperback in March

The paperback edition of Youth Activism and Solidarity: The Non-Stop Picket against Apartheid will finally be published in March 2019. Watch this space for details of a launch event in London for the new paperback edition.

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Andy Higginbottom critiques the British Council’s Mandela exhibition

An article in today’s The Conversation critiques the “Mandela and Me” exhibition at the British Council in London as corporate whitewashing for its principal sponsor, Anglo American. The article is by Andy Higginbottom an Associate Professor of International Politics, Human … Continue reading

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War on Want: Evolution of Struggle series

War on Want are organizing a series of events over the coming months to explore the legacies of the anti-apartheid struggle. We noticed (thanks to Bob Shepherd for drawing it to our attention) that the poster for the Leeds event … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition (impact and refections)

On 17 July 2018, to celebrate the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, a free exhibition opens at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London’s Southbank Centre, in the presence of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The exhibition mostly charts Mandela’s … Continue reading

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