Reporter 437, 24 May 1999

Of Boers and Brits

Sinn Fein and the Indian passive resistance movement led by Gandhi both have their roots in the Anglo-Boer war, according to new research in the School of English. Elleke Boehmer is researching anti-colonial writings of the period and suggests the future leaders of the two organisations borrowed ideas from each other while helping as the Afrikaners fought the British during the early years of this century.

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