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Did leaders and comrades "sell out" the ANC? This is a question many South Africans have grappled with since the birth of our democracy.
In 'Beneath the Surface', Lynn M. Thomas constructs a transnational history of skin lighteners in SA and beyond
A remarkable travelogue by one of South Africa’s greatest intellectuals, DDT Jabavu, this book opens new vistas on Indian Ocean histories.
Kamugisha is launching his seminal study at The Commune in Braamfontein.
This book offers a historical perspective, analysing regional influences on the ideologies that have underpinned SA student politics from the 1960s ...
The emphasis on blood challenges the privileged status skin has had as an explanatory category in thinking about identity
A new political vessel to thwart the expansionary nature of capitalism
The radio in Africa has shaped culture by allowing listeners to negotiate modern identities and sometimes fast-changing lifestyles.
The book is particularly relevant in the current context of globalism and diaspora, resurgent nationalisms and calls for decolonisation
In his book, Achille Mbembe, a leader in the new wave of Francophone critical theory, theorises the genealogy of the contemporary world