Donald James Woods, CBE (15 December 1933 – 19 August 2001) was a South African journalist and anti-apartheid activist.
Donald James Woods, CBE (15 December 1933 – 19 August 2001) was a South African journalist and anti-apartheid activist. Woods continued his campaign against apartheid in London, and in 1978 became the first private citizen to address the United Nations Security Council.
Southern African Dispatches provides insight into Woods professional persona and illuminates the time period prior to and immediately after Steve Biko's death in South Africa. A good quick read that's worth the time. Recently Viewed and Featured.
Woods wrote a book on Biko's life, and, in 1987, Richard Attenborough made the film Cry Freedom - since seen by 850m people in 67 countries - in which Kevin Kline played Woods, and Denzel Washington was Biko.
Long overdue collection of press clips by the courageous South African exile/journalist, author of a biography of Steve Biko. Then comes the subject of the life and death of Steve Biko. Here Woods' writing becomes transfigured. A claustrophobic air of oppression is perfectly evoked in these syndicated newspaper columns from 1975 to the author's arrest and banning in 1977. The permanent interest of most of these columns is inarguable. The paragraphing changes, becoming like Biblical psalms. There are references to Biko's ""disciples ""that seem to place the activist in a Christlike role even while he's still living.
Donald James Woods was born in Elliotdale, Transkei on 15 December . Woods and his family flew from Maseru, under United Nations passports, over South African territory, into Botswana before proceeding to London.
Donald James Woods was born in Elliotdale, Transkei on 15 December 1933. He was educated at Christian Brothers College in Kimberley. After completing his Matriculation Examination, Woods enrolled at the University of Cape Town in 1952 to study law but switched to journalism. As result Woods was prosecuted several times for violating apartheid’s publication laws. After their arrival on 1 January 1978 they were granted political asylum.
The great escape that Donald Woods pulled off was a great act of heroism. Woods risked his own and more importantly, his family’s lives to escape South Africa and publish a book. His desire to publish this book and spread the word overcomes his desire for his family’s safety
The great escape that Donald Woods pulled off was a great act of heroism. His desire to publish this book and spread the word overcomes his desire for his family’s safety. If I were in Wood’s position, I would do exactly what Woods had done. What would take me over the edge to go after what Woods wanted to do would be the same as what Woods wanted. He wanted the entire world to know about the severe troubles over the racism and police brutality that was accruing in South Africa
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Subjected to 22 hours of interrogation, torture and beating by South African police on September 6, 1977. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Donald Woods (Author).
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