Obituary from ROAPE Volume 9 Number 23
Ruth First

Ruth First
Vol.9 No.23 (Spring 1982), p1
Ruth was one of our founding editors and the most active initiators of the Review. We can hardly believe she is dead for we remember her sharpness of intellect, her trenchant comments at our meetings, her dedication to constructing a relevant political theory and practice, and the warmth and humour of her personal relationships with us. It's a terrible blow, one from which those who knew Ruth and worked with her in South Africa, in anti-apartheid work, on the Review, and recently in Mozambique will find it hard ever to fully recover.