Political and Intellectual Lineages of Southern African Anti-Fascism

Jonathan Hyslop*, Kasper Braskén, Neil Roos

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The article is the introduction to a special issue of the South African Historical Journal on anti-fascism. It starts by explaining the contemporary relevance of the subject. It then places Southern Africa within the contemporary historiographical debates on anti-fascism. The article provides a broad overview of the history of the anti-fascist political ideas and practice within the region. It examines in detail both the impact of ‘historical’ anti-fascism in the era of Mussolini, Hitler and Franco, and how notions of anti-fascism subsequently impacted on the national liberation movements and in the post-colonial era.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1–29
Number of pages29
JournalSouth African Historical Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2022
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • anti-fascism
  • national liberation movements
  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe
  • Portuguese colonialism


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