Slumboy From the Golden City

Happy New Year to you all!

We are here at the GPI already busying ourselves and alerting you now to the first of our 2019 outreach public events:

A conversation with Paul Joseph and Professor Gus John on Slumboy from the Golden City, Paul’s recently published book of memoirs.

With an eye for detail and extensive knowledge of South Africans across the racial and class divides, Paul has documented one of the most significant struggles for liberation in the 20th century. The discussion will focus on his journey from a childhood in the slums of Johannesburg, through political enlightenment and commitment to fight oppression. While initially through passive resistance, Paul's opposition would later exemplify  the armed struggle adopted by the ANC in the 1960s. Eventually moving to London in political exile, Paul met and became firm friends with GPI founder, John La Rose. They later discovered they had both been delegates for their unions at The World Federation of Democratic Trade Unions in Vienna in 1953. Although they didn’t meet then, both men had in fact attended the same meetings! Gus and Paul met through John and also became good friends. So join us to witness these two activist comrades in what will surely be a stimulating and warm encounter!

Thursday 24 January 2019

6.30pm for 7.00pm start

at the GPI, 76 Stroud Green Road, London N4 3EN

Admission £5.00 


Books will be on sale downstairs at New Beacon Books.


For more information or to book a place please contact Eventbrite or GPI 

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Memoirs of South African activist Paul Joseph