This book provides a unique perspective, at once scholarly and fully engaged, on
the political violence in South Africa during 'The Time of the Comrades' in the
mid-1980s. The work of a group of social scientists and professionals, whose own
work and thinking have been profoundly affected by the political crisis of that
time, it provides an in-depth research and analysis as well as critical
reflections on the difficult political and theoretical issues raised by
political violence and the struggle in South Africa.