Tag Archives: Oscar Pistorius

Time to Talk About Zwelethu

  Trigger Warning: violence against women, sexual violence, child abuse   “Murder suspect’s art could make a killing” – The Times, May 26 2014  It’s a catchy title and a clever pun, presumably formulated so as to incite a carefully considered low-level provocation while also making sure the reader is aware that this is a light-hearted, […]

Pistorius & the Burglar Narrative

  For society to function, there are unwritten rules that must not be made explicit − hidden rules that allow official rules their force and function. The notion of the swaart gevaar, that fear of ‘black peril’, stems from subliminal abidance to rules unspoken. It grounds the rationale of libidinal and economic commerce between parties. One […]