They're Burning the Churches
"The Vaal Triangle is where the liberation revolution began in earnst." – George Bizos
Father Patrick Noonan’s book is the true account of the traumatised memory of the people of at least five townships in the Vaal. They made it happen; they suffered the consequences; they are remembered.
They’re Burning the Churches is a meticulously written, moving account of the groundbreaking events that dramatically accelerated the downfall of apartheid. Noonans’ clear and unbiased historical record clarifies many misconceptions regarding important events such as the Sharpeville Six Trial, the Delmas Treason Trial, the 1984 uprising that led to international sanctions against South Africa, the first-ever army invasions of the Vaal townships, and the still controversial Boipatong massacre that stopped the negotiations for a new South Africa for at least six months. From the World Council of Churches to local and Diaspora non-black South Africans who still don’t know what happened, this is a book for which people around the world have been waiting a very long time.
Author Father Patrick Noonan
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