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A Life for Africa The Story of Bram Fischer by Naomi Mitchison

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From heI'C here came. ~ Willimn William of Wykeham's Wykeham's pastoral staft. stllii. Ll tablet to mermnbers membem of the College College killed in World War I, Iewould have I, including including the German German dead. riptions, with more lawn and visited the doistcl'lI, full of inscription" with more lawn and a great ilex tree. l4e Hex tree" He, would have h,we climbed climbed the tower, tower, up which, girt, I often pasting overseas wllkh, when I I was an girl. often guided guided pal\ting ovemcas iSitors for the tremendous view out over Oxford.

L. Fisher was the Warden; Fisher, anxious Warden; Mr. and Mrs. Fishel', anxioLs to encourage a young liberal, asked him to tea quite often. He was clearly much attached attached to the College for which whiich he played tennis and rugby football; it was during a match match that he hurt a knee cartilage and was in the Wingfield Wingfield HosaIos pital under Dr. Girdlestone. GirdLestone. Yet clearly much of his love was for Rhodes House and the Warden, Warden, MI'. Mr, C. 0. K. Allen. He became President of the Raleigh Club, a CommonCommon became wealth Society which met and still meets at Rhodes House, I-ouse, different ambience.

But all the thne was further repression time there wns l'Cpression of the Africans Africans and a series of Aets Acts designed t() to hold them down industrially and socially. In 1946 things came cae to ila head. Workers in power stations struck. This WM was followed, again, by the miners whose conditions had improved hardly at all in the last four years, yeaI'll, while the ~:ost WM going up. tel'c was plenty plenty of double crossing. The African African miner& miners' strike was WM almost complete complete and showed showed how much better their organization had become.

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