John S. Saul

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John S. Saul "was educated at the Universities of Toronto, Princeton and London and, on the ground, in Africa and has taught for many years both at York University (until his retirement) in Canada and in Africa: in Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa. He also worked throughout these years as a liberation support and anti-apartheid activist, notably with the Toronto Committee for the Liberation of Southern Africa (TCLSAC) and with Southern Africa Report magazine." [1]


  • Essays on the Political Economy of Africa. With Giovanni Arrighi. New York, NY: Monthly Review Press (1973).
  • The State and Revolution in Eastern Africa: Essays. New York, NY: Monthly Review Press (1979).
  • A Difficult Road: The Transition to Socialism in Mozambique. New York, NY: Monthly Review Press (1985).
  • The Crisis in South Africa. With Stephen Gelb. New York, NY: Monthly Review Press (1986).
  • Socialist Ideology and the Struggle for Southern Africa. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press (1990).
  • Recolonization and Resistance: Southern Africa in the 1990s. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press (1993).
  • Namibia's Liberation Struggle: The Two-Edged Sword. With Colin Leys. Oxford: James Currey (1995).
  • Millennial Africa: Capitalism, Socialism, Democracy. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press (2001).
  • The Next Liberation Struggle: Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy in Southern Africa. Toronto, ON: Between the Lines (2005).
  • Development after Globalization: Theory and Practice for the Embattled South in a New Imperial Age. London: Zed Books (2006).
  • Decolonization and Empire: Contesting the Rhetoric and Reality of Resubordination in Southern Africa and Beyond. London: Merlin Press (2008).
  • Revolutionary Traveller: Freeze Frames from a Life. Winnipeg, MB: Arbeiter Ring (2009).

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  1. John S. Saul, fernwoodpublishing, accessed February 28, 2010.
  2. Home, Transformation, accessed March 9, 2010.
  3. Editorial Working Group, Review of African Political Economy, accessed April 6, 2010.