Tales of South Africa – past and present
music was instrumental in breaking down the barriers created by apartheid.
He quit the diplomatic service, to embark on setting up a radio station modelled on
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truths are not, in fact, so indisputable.
He argues that free education is far from impossible, the ANC did not liberate South Africa, land reform is not the first step to chaos, and the media is not free.
In this incisive, informed book we find not only challenges to commonly held opinions, but optimism about South Africa’s future and new solutions to old problems.
About the author:
Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh is a political commentator, scholar and musician.
He is a co-founder of the InkuluFreeHeid Organisation and was prominent in the Rhodes Must Fall movement at Oxford University, where he is pursuing a doctorate in international relations.
He has made videos about South African politics, available on his site (www. sizwempofuwalsh.co.za) and his social media accounts. Visit the site for the companion rap album to this book.
Sizwe lives in
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Interest in Steve Biko has strongly revived, as the current generation of activists calls on his legacy and thoughts.
This comprehensive biography, shortlisted for the Alan Paton award, explores Biko’s life, the people and ideas that shaped him and his part in Black Consciousness and the Struggle.
Updated in an affordable new edition, Biko: A Biography presents a new generation with nuanced insights into the life and
thought of a South African hero.
About the author:
Xolela Mangcu is professor of sociology at the University of Cape Town.
He teaches sociology secondyear courses in social theory and culture and social life in the 21st century, a course on the sociology of development at honours level and a master’s level social theory course.
His research interests are in African intellectual history and biography, comparative race studies and transformation of higher education in South Africa.
He is also an Oppenheimer Fellow at the Hutchins Centre for African and African American Research at Harvard University.
He is the author and co-author of nine books, and more than two dozen journal articles and book chapters.
He has also held fellowships at the Brookings Institution, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the
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