Frantz Fanon

 
Risking all defies the laws of economics
Risking all defies the laws of economics
A social revolution is, in many circumstances, started by something small. Something that was said or done that to all appearances was of no...
The migrant and the enemy within
The migrant and the enemy within
In 1978, the song Factory, on Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town album, offered a lament for the working...
Class exists but can we say the same of race?
Class exists but can we say the same of race?
Is South African society made up of races or classes? Or, if it is both, which of the two is more fundamental?
Brics is no emancipatory project
Brics is no emancipatory project
In 1741 the economy in New York was seriously depressed and the winter had been particularly cruel. On March 8, Fort George, the imperial armoury...
100 Years of the Mandela effect
100 Years of the Mandela effect
A critical thinking forum unpacking Nelson Mandela’s legacy took place at the Nelson Mandela Foundation on Tuesday, 26 June 2018, in...
SA’s road to freedom is stalked by death
SA’s road to freedom is stalked by death
The political assassination is not a phenomenon that is restricted to KwaZulu-Natal. But there is no doubt that it is overwhelmingly concentrated...
The liberal licence 
to kill
The liberal licence 
to kill
From the Epic of Gilgamesh to The Iliad, the Vedas and the Old Testament, the memory of our deep past is, among other things, a catalogue of...
Urban land question is also urgent
Urban land question is also urgent
The opening pages of Frantz Fanon’s The Damned of the Earth offer a searing account of the city under settler colonialism. It is “a...
Into the heart of white suburbia and the fear of the black body
Into the heart of white suburbia and the fear of the black body
The Peppettas were the fifth black family to move into Bluewater Bay in Port Elizabeth. This fact came to my parents by way of a “maid” who...
‘She was right to regard me with contempt’
‘She was right to regard me with contempt’
Pablo Neruda wrote in green ink, usually on a rough-hewn wooden table. From unremarkable provincial origins in Temuco, “the farthest outpost ...
Some of my best friends are
Some of my best friends are
I’ve had a best friend since I was four years old. I count this as one of my life’s greatest achievements.
Psychology in the metacolony
Psychology in the metacolony
The emergence and growth of psychology as a discipline took place not only at a time of social change and conflict in Europe but also while...

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