Professor Mahmood Mamdani

 
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...
SA adopting colonial categories of people drives racial divide
SA adopting colonial categories of people drives racial divide
Three controversies with racial overtones took place recently: tensions between coloured and black people in Siqalo in Mitchells Plain; the debate...
20 years after the ‘Mamdani affair’, the old adversary rejoins UCT
20 years after the ‘Mamdani affair’, the old adversary rejoins UCT
Almost 20 years after the esteemed Ugandan academic resigned following a clash over his proposed core course on Africa, the University of Cape Town...
Burning varsities: Responding to fire
Burning varsities: Responding to fire
Jonathan Jansen’s book, As by Fire: The End of the South African University, predicts an apocalyptic scenario, one that may well become...
28 years since the the unbanning of the ANC: what have we learned
28 years since the the unbanning of the ANC: what have we learned
I do not recall exactly how the news filtered through to us at Barnato Park High School in Berea, Johannesburg. Then incumbent and last apartheid...
Post-colonial universities are trapped by their past
Post-colonial universities are trapped by their past
Professor Mahmood Mamdani returned to the University of Cape Town (UCT) on August 22 to deliver a lecture on Decolonising the Post-colonial...

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