Tag Archives: Frantz Fanon

No Longer at Ease

  Celebrating its 40-year existence, this year the African Literature Association (ALA) held its annual conference at the University of the Witwatersrand from April 9-13 under the theme, “Texts, modes and repertoires of living in and beyond the shadows of apartheid”. The association is one of the few institutions that primarily focuses on literature of […]

Platinum Strike: Who Oppresses Whom?

  “Some say they are fighting for economic freedom – who is oppressing them economically? Who do they want economic freedom from?” South African President Jacob Zuma uttered these words in October last year. He was addressing a crowd of 500 people at the Mdantsane’s Nonzwakazi Primary School in the Eastern Cape. Naturally, his disingenuous diss was […]

Dumbo Democracies

  “… There are too many idiots in this world. And having said it, I have the burden of proving it.” ― Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks   Had Frantz Fanon lived to see the candidates in our upcoming general elections, he would have had very little trouble proving correct his pessimism about the […]