Frantz Fanon

 
No African is a foreigner in Africa – except down in South Africa
No African is a foreigner in Africa – except down in South Africa
In sorrow over the way migrants are treated in South Africa, Achille Mbembe calls for Africa to adopt a pro-migration stance, phase out...
Strip away the blackface that causes so much pain
Strip away the blackface that causes so much pain
The prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, seeking re-election for a second term, has been caught up in a media storm over accusations of...
ANC factions rely on silence from the poor
ANC factions rely on silence from the poor
Last month, in an interview published in the Mail &...
‘Land or Death’: BLF fails to defend slogan
‘Land or Death’: BLF fails to defend slogan
Context largely determines the legal decision on whether a publication or communication constitutes hate speech. This is seen in the 2018 case of...
Black people must be free to articulate their anger at the theft of their land
Black people must be free to articulate their anger at the theft of their land
It becomes clearer every day that black people in South Africa remain tenants in their country of birth. Our expressions and actions, however...
The radical afterlives of Frantz Fanon
The radical afterlives of Frantz Fanon
When Frantz Fanon was in late stages of leukemia at age 36, he was flown to a hospital in Bethesda, Maryland in the United States, for surgery. His...
Exclusion will continue to fuel corruption
Exclusion will continue to fuel corruption
For years, we have been subjected to an avalanche of stories revealing just how deeply corruption is entrenched in our society.
Mating Birds Vol.2: Love and its perversions under the Immorality Act
Mating Birds Vol.2: Love and its perversions under the Immorality Act
Co-curating, as well as participating in an arts writing workshop running parallel to the exhibition, Sumayya Menezes reflects on trawling...
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?

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