book extracts

 
Liberation politics from the excluded
Liberation politics from the excluded
How are we to begin to think about emancipation in Africa today after the collapse of the Marxist, the Third World nationalist and the neoliberal...
Uproot, plant seeds of change
Uproot, plant seeds of change
An “alternative” route for South Africa to travel, to move beyond both the ANC and the corporatised framework, is not going to come from the...
Book extract: Bedknobs and Broomsticks – a dossier of credible lies
Book extract: Bedknobs and Broomsticks – a dossier of credible lies
Johann van Loggerenberg, who headed the South African Revenue Service’s (Sars) elite crime-busting unit, and nearly the entire top management,...
​Phiyega’s war on Booysen led to an unlikely – and surprising – alliance with McBride
​Phiyega’s war on Booysen led to an unlikely – and surprising – alliance with McBride
In 2012, the head of the Hawks in KwaZulu-Natal, Major General Johan Booysen, was charged with racketeering, a crime that carries a life...
Born-free to fight Biko’s war
Born-free to fight Biko’s war
Liberation Diaries (Jacana), edited by Busani Ngcaweni, brings together essays by 50 South Africans detailing how they have experienced 20...
Book extract: After apartheid comes ordinary
Book extract: After apartheid comes ordinary
This is an extract from Skin Costs Extra.
Book extract: Workers know what oppresses them
Book extract: Workers know what oppresses them
Democracy and violence have a complex and shifting relationship with each other.
Language and life in the time of darkness
Language and life in the time of darkness
Nadine Gordimer charts South Africa's journey into the uncertain landscape beyond freedom in her new novel, No Time like the Present (Picador Africa). At its core are Jabulile and Steve: 'She was black, he was white. That was all that mattered. All that was identity then....
How Diederick Kleynhans found his (mis)fortune in the big city
How Diederick Kleynhans found his (mis)fortune in the big city
On the 60th anniversary of Herman Charles Bosman's death, we publish 'Homecoming' ...
Book extract: Tutu's voice vital for humanity
Book extract: Tutu's voice vital for humanity
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama talks about Archbishop Desmond Tutu in this edited extract from Tutu: The Authorised Portrait (PQ...