‘Free Nelson Mandela’ by the Special A.K.A.: The Story of a Song that Helped Change the World

In an excerpt from his book on protest songs, Dorian Lynskey details the turbulent creation of the 1984 single that spread anti-apartheid sentiment across the globe. It is an interesting read and connects to work on ‘Get up! Stand up!’, especially the protest songs assessment. There are also links to the Year 9 ‘Heroes’ theme.

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