Brown Bavusile Maaba holds a Masters degree from the University of Fort Hare and a PhD from the University of Cape Town. He has worked at the University of Fort Hare, Wits University and Ifa Lethu Foundation. His research interest is in South African liberation history and he has published papers in this field. Maaba is the co-author of the book, Education in Exile: SOMAFCO, the ANC School in Tanzania, 1978-1992. He is also the author of Africa Institute of South Africa: A Biography.