• D.H. Makobe Documentation Service Directorate, SANDF
Keywords: JOE SLOVO, HELENA DOLNY, Communist Party of South Africa, Discharge Soldier's Demobilisation Committee, ISBN, 034066566 1, Sharpeville massacre, Pan-Africanist Congress (PAC), Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), Operation Mayibuye, Nelson Mandela


The book Slovo: The Unfinished Autobiography begins with an introduction by Slovo's second wife, Helena Dolny, in which she explains the context in which Slovo wrote his memoirs, and why it was left incomplete. The book is divided into two main parts. Part One entitled Autobiography was written by Slovo. He started his autobiography with a chapter on his return to Obel in December 1981, a small town in Lithuania where he was born. His parents migrated when he was two years old and settled in Argentina before moving to South Africa where they settled permanently. He narrated the different opportunities that were available to him during his years in exile to visit Obel and the reasons why he was unable to visit the place of his early childhood before December 1981.


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Makobe, D. (2012). SLOVO: THE UNFINISHED AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Scientia Militaria - South African Journal of Military Studies, 26(2).
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