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Sunday, September 27, 2015


Ike’s and Adams Books will present the launch of Ashwin Desai and Goolam Vahed’s The South African Gandhi: Stretcher-Bearer of Empire at the end of this week. This highly anticipated book is published by Navayana and Stanford University Press.

Ashwin Desai is Professor of Sociology at the University of Johannesburg. His previous books include South Africa: Still Revolting, We are the Poors: Community Struggles in Post-Apartheid South Africa, and Reading Revolution: Shakespeare on Robben Island among others. 

Goolam Vahed is Associate Professor of History at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He writes on histories of migration, ethnicity, religion, and identity formation among Indian South Africans.

The launch takes place on Friday (October 2) at 17h30 for18h00 at Ike’s Books and Collectables, 48a Florida Road in Durban 4001

RSVP is essential for this launch to or phone 031 303 9214 or contact Cedric 082 873 2702 or