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Martin McGuinness MP, MLA and newly elected West Belfast MP Paul Maskey MLA to Launch ANC Leader's Book.

14 June, 2011 - by Westminster


Coiste na nIarchimí is hosting the launch of the book “The Unlikely Secret Agent” by Ronnie Kasrils – former ANC commander and South African Government Minister.

West Belfast MP, Paul Maskey said:

"The book offers an insight into the earliest days of the armed struggle in South Africa, the workings of the embryonic ANC underground movement and its growing network of support.

"Its narrative tells of the threat posed by state agents and the betrayal of  Eleanor – Ronnie’s wife and the ‘Unlikely Secret Agent’ of the title - her imprisonment, escape and then exile.

"It really is an excellent and moving story.

"Ronnie has been a major influence on thinking within Irish Republican circles. His experience of the conflict and the ANC’s move into conflict resolution and peace process with his former enemies has been a major influence on events in Ireland."

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