White Lies: Canon Collins and the Secret War Against Apartheid

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James Currey Publishers, 2004 - Africa, Southern - 386 pages
"Behind the clerical dog collar he wore as Canon of St. Paul's Cathedral in London, John Collins ran a single-minded, constantly creative, campaign over several decades to provide material support to those waging the struggle against apartheid - assisting leaders like Nelson Mandela and thousands of township and rural activists, as well as families who suffered because their loved ones were in prison, in exile or dead. The success of the organisations he founded, the International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) and Christian Action, depended on a network of volunteers across the world and a small group of South African exiles and British workers in London. South African intelligence agents tried to penetrate these networks but to no avail."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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Contents

Churchills dupe
1
Acts of defiance
11
the most pleasant madhouse in the world
21
High treason
27
Sharpeville
40
Fire the Canon
52
Armed struggle and Rivonia
71
the ANC and the Eastern Cape
85
Cutouts and noble Lords
133
The white lie
145
The Imam and the Dean
156
Welfare Le Carré style
168
Stephanus and Eileen
179
An old man in a hurry
189
Craig Williamson and the IUEF
206
Around the world
220

Enuga Reddy and the UN Trust Fund
98
The Swedes
109
the banning of Defence and Aid
119
List of letter writers
357
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