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Colin Legum (3 July 1919, Kestell, Orange Free State, South Africa — 8 July 2003) was, along with his wife, Margaret (1933 - 2007), an anti-apartheid activist and political exile.

In 1934 Colin Legum began working at the Sunday Express in Johannesburg. Later he became the newspaper's political correspondent. He joined the South African Labour Party and, in1942, he was elected to the Johannesburg City Council.

In 1951 he joined the UK's Sunday Observer. He served as the newspaper's diplomatic editor and its Commonwealth correspondent. In 1960 he married Margaret Jean Roberts. In 1964 Colin and Margaret Legum published South Africa: Crisis for the West, in which they argued for economic sanctions against the South African government to bring an end to apartheid. In 1968 Colin Legum became editor of the annual Africa Contemporary Record. Legum was the author of over 20 books including Congo Disaster (1960), Pan-Africanism: A Brief History (1962), and Africa: A Handbook of the Continent (1962).

In 1991, the Legums returned to South Africa from Great Britain, where they had been in political exile. They continued to work as journalists, authors and academics, and to travel extensively. In 1999 Colin Legum authored and published Africa Since Independence.

Colin Legum died on 8 July 2003, aged 84. He was survived by his wife (who died in 2007), three daughters and grandchildren.
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Total Books: 50
Africa Since Independence
1999 - Africa Since Independence (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780253213341
ISBN-10: 0253213347
Genres: History, Nonfiction, Law, Engineering & Transportation
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Southern Africa Year of the Whirlwind
1977 - Southern Africa Year of the Whirlwind [Current Affairs Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780841903180
ISBN-10: 0841903182
Genre: Nonfiction
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Pan-Africanism A Short Political Guide
1976 - Pan-africanism a Short Political Guide (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780837184203
ISBN-10: 0837184207
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Southern Africa Secret Diplomacy of Detente
1975 - Southern Africa Secret Diplomacy of Detente ["Africa Contemporary Record" Current Affairs] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780901720979
ISBN-10: 0901720976
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Ethiopia The fall of Haile Selassie's empire
1975 - Ethiopia the Fall of Haile Selassie's Empire [Current affairs series] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780841902299
ISBN-10: 0841902291
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Africa in the 1980's [1980s project/Council on Foreign Relations] (Paperback)
Africa handbook
Africa Handbook [Penguin reference book] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140510416
ISBN-10: 0140510419
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Africa Contemporary Record 1974-75
Africa Contemporary Record 1974-75 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780841901568
ISBN-10: 0841901562
Genre: Reference
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Africa Contemporary Record Annual Survey and Documents1976-1977
Africa Contemporary Record Annual Survey and Documents1976-1977 [Africa Contemporary Record Annual Survey & Documents 1976-77] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780841901582
ISBN-10: 0841901589
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Africa Contemporary Record 1977-78
Africa Contemporary Record 1977-78 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780841901599
ISBN-10: 0841901597
Genre: Reference
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Africa Contemporary Record 1978-79
Africa Contemporary Record 1978-79 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780841901605
ISBN-10: 0841901600
Genre: Reference
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Southern Africa The secret diplomacy of detente  South Africa at the crossroads
Southern Africa the Secret Diplomacy of Detente South Africa at the Crossroads [Current affairs series] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780841902282
ISBN-10: 0841902283
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After Angola The War over Southern Africa
After Angola the War Over Southern Africa (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780841902794
ISBN-10: 0841902798
Genres: History, Reference
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Conflict in the Horn of Africa
Conflict in the Horn of Africa [Current Affairs Series] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780841903586
ISBN-10: 0841903581
Genre: History
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Arab Relations in the Middle East The Road to Realignment
Arab Relations in the Middle East the Road to Realignment [Mideast affairs series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780841904477
ISBN-10: 0841904472
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Africa Contemporary Record 1980-81
Africa Contemporary Record 1980-81 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780841905511
ISBN-10: 0841905517
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Africa Contemporary Record 1985-86 Annual Survey and Documents
Africa Contemporary Record 1985-86 Annual Survey and Documents (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780841905566
ISBN-10: 0841905568
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Africa Contemporary Record Annual Survey and Documents 1986-1987
Africa Contemporary Record Annual Survey and Documents 1986-1987 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780841905573
ISBN-10: 0841905576
Genre: Reference
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Africa Contemporary Record Annual Survey and Documents 1987-1988
Africa Contemporary Record Annual Survey and Documents
Africa Contemporary Record Annual Survey and Documents (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780841905610
ISBN-10: 0841905614
Genre: Reference
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Battlefronts of Southern Africa
Battlefronts of Southern Africa (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780841911352
ISBN-10: 0841911355
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Mwalimu The Influence of Nyerere
Mwalimu the Influence of Nyerere (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780865434790
ISBN-10: 0865434794
Genre: History
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The United Nations and Southern Africa [Monographs, first series / University of Sussex. Institute for the Study of International Organisation] (Other)
Africa the Year of the Students ["Africa Contemporary Record" Current Affairs] (Paperback)
Dialogue Africa's Great Debate ["Africa Contemporary Record" Current Affairs] (Paperback)
Republic in Trouble South Africa 1972-73 ["Africa Contemporary Record" Current Affairs] (Paperback)