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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
How photography tests boundaries and the need for historical reconstruction
'Politics and Community-Based Research: Perspectives from Yeoville Studio, Johannesburg' provides a textured analysis of a contested urban space that ...
In 1937 a small group of young Cape Town intellectual-activists made the decision to establish a cultural society for the purpose of, as they put it ...
'Being-Black-in-the-World' was written in 1973, at a time of global socio-political change and renewed resistance to the brutality of apartheid rule
Offering a set of multidisciplinary analyses of governance in various sectors and locations, and from different theoretical approaches, this volume ...
'Shadow of Liberation' explores in intricate detail the twists, turns, contestations and compromises of the ANC's economic and social policy-making
Join educationists Jansen, Shireen Motala and Adam Habib in conversation with Felicity Coughlan at Exclusive Books Hyde Park