Tom Lodge has worked in universities in Britain, South Africa, the United States, and Ireland. He held a succession of academic posts at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg between 1978 and 2005. He has written extensively on South African politics, including Mandela: A Critical Life (2006), also published by Oxford University Press. He now lectures at the University of Limerick.
tells the story of the massacre at Sharpeville soberly and in unprecedented detail Times Literary Supplement Meticulous in piecing together the events The Scotsman [Lodge] gives good socio-political background to the massacre Metro Lodge's brilliantly complex yet eminently readably analysis tops a list of works of more narrow scope to offer a comprehensive view...a must read for libraries, scholars, and general readers interested in the place, period, or process of racialist South Africa's unraveling. Library Journal Lodge draws on oral testimony, the documentary record and thoughtful readings of photographs and film footage, as well as the work of other historians, to build an exceptionally textured picture of the build-up to the March 21 protests and their aftermath. Mail and Guardian Online