Senior Lecturer at the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University

Howard Barrell served in the ANC Intelligence underground inside South Africa and from exile in the 1980s in the struggle against apartheid. A journalist for some 20 years, he is a former editor of the Mail & Guardian. For the past 13 years, he has taught aspects of journalism and insurgency at Cardiff University in the UK.

He is the author of a brief history MK: The ANC’s Armed Struggle (Penguin, 1990). His D.Phil thesis at Oxford University (1993) is entitled: Conscripts to Their Age: ANC Operational Strategy, 1976-1986. He has lectured extensively and written several journal and other articles on the ANC’s tactical performance and on the uses of strategic nonviolent action in pursuit of political outcomes.

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    Senior Lecturer at the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University