The New African

Creator  
Contributor  
Publisher Insight Publications, Cape Town, Gransight Holdings Ltd, London
Date 1962 - 1969
Resource type Journals
Language English
Keywords POLITICS
IDEOLOGIES
ARTS
POETRY
PUBLICATIONS
Coverage AFRICA
SOUTH AFRICA
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Extent 54 issues
Description The New African Volume 1 No 1 was published in January 1962. The four founders, Randolph Vigne, Neville Rubin, James Currey and Timothy Holmes wrote copiously - leaders, articles and reviews - often under pseudonyms The first subscribers to the periodical were drawn from the Liberal Party circle. Contributors to those early issues were mostly South Africans, with a few from Britain and only three from elsewhere. The magazine’s character, largely English-speaking South African and liberal, was forward looking in the post- Sharpeville time of hope, and original in its commingling of culture and politics. 1964, the year of doom for the Cape Town imprint with increasing harassment by the Security Police, saw the very last issue to be printed in South Africa, dated 11 July 1964. The New African reappeared again from London in March 1965 and by the end of that year all ten issues of Volume 4 had been published. As the editorial of No 52, the last of the old order, put it in 1969: ‘Seven years and 52 issues after its beginning The New African’s aim, to provide a place for independent radical thinking and creative writing about Africa, is as relevant as it was at the outset. Its dominant themes, the advance of a united Africa and the liberation of its southern peoples, are more urgent than before, since this time has seen massive setbacks to both processes. The final issue of The New African, No 53, went through the press in London but despite efforts to transfer to Africa, it proved impossible. Almost all the brave new journals established in the sixties in Africa disappeared.
Issues

1962 Volume 1 Number 1 January
1962 Volume 1 Number 2 February
1962 Volume 1 Number 3 March
1962 Volume 1 Number 4 April
1962 Volume 1 Number 5 May
1962 Volume 1 Number 6 June
1962 Volume 1 Number 7 July
1962 Volume 1 Number 8 August
1962 Volume 1 Number 9 September
1962 Volume 1 Number 10 October
1962 Volume 1 Number 11 November
1962 Volume 1 Number 12 December

1963 Volume 2 Number 1 January
1963 Volume 2 Number 2 February
1963 Volume 2 Number 3 March
1963 Volume 2 Number 4 May
1963 Volume 2 Number 5 June
1963 Volume 2 Number 6 July
1963 Volume 2 Number 7 August
1963 Volume 2 Number 8 September
1963 Volume 2 Number 9 October
1963 Volume 2 Number 10 November

1964 Volume 3 Number 1 January
1964 Volume 3 Number 2 February
1964 Volume 3 Number 3 March
1964 Volume 3 Number 4 May
1964 Volume 3 Number 5 June
1964 Volume 3 Number 6 July

1965 Volume 4 Number 1 March
1965 Volume 4 Number 2 April
1965 Volume 4 Number 3 May
1965 Volume 4 Number 4 June
1965 Volume 4 Number 5 July
1965 Volume 4 Number 6 August
1965 Volume 4 Number 7 September
1965 Volume 4 Number 8 October
1965 Volume 4 Number 9 November
1965 Volume 4 Number 10 December

1966 Volume 5 Number 1 January
1966 Volume 5 Number 2 March
1966 Volume 5 Number 3 April
1966 Volume 5 Number 4 May
1966 Volume 5 Number 5 June
1966 Volume 5 Number 6 July
1966 Volume 5 Number 7 September
1966 Volume 5 Number 8 October
1966 Volume 5 Number 9 November
1966 Volume 5 Number 10 December

1967 Volume 6 Number 1 March
1967 Volume 6 Number 2 October

1968 Volume 7 Number 1 No 50
1968 Volume 7 Number 2 No 51

1969 Volume 8 Number 1 No 52
1969 Volume 8 Number 2 No 53

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