Professor Emeritus John S. Saul’s memoir launches next week

York Professor Emeritus John S. Saul’s latest book, Revolutionary Traveller: Freeze-Frames from a Life (Arbeiter Ring Publishing, 2009), will be officially launched next week.

The book draws on some of the articles Saul has written over a span of 40 years. Together, with a linking narrative, they serve not only to trace his own career as an anti-apartheid and Liberation Support Movement activist in Canada and southern Africa, but also help recount the history of the various struggles in which he has been directly involved.

Saul’s unique memoir is capped by longer summary pieces on the global processes of empire and decolonization which he has witnessed, as well as pieces on the reading, listening, playing and family pleasures that have enlivened his life’s passage.

A longtime campaigner for economic justice in Africa, Saul has taught as a political science professor at York since 1973, and cumulatively, for almost a decade in Africa, including Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa. He is currently working on a short analytical history of South Africa and a study of the worldwide anti-apartheid, liberation support movement since 1945 (see YFile, Jan. 13).

The launch for Revolutionary Traveller will take place Thursday, Feb. 11, from 7 to 9pm, at TYPE Books, 883 Queen St. W., Toronto.

For more information about Revolutionary Traveller, visit the Arbeiter Ring Publishing Web site.