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Author: Marie Kruger

that is equally invested in representing one of the central institutions of the new political dispensation and in commemorating the human rights violations of the past. “A campus for human rights”: this phrase—together with other temporal and spatial metaphors that reclaim the prison complex as “living

In: Matatu

little as the proverbial peacock did when on its way to a tea party, it happened upon a glittering event titled ‘Pride.’ With confidence, clearing its voice, tail feathers aloft, it waddled into a convention of motivated lions. But here I stand. For the purposes of a label, this paper is a causerie . In

In: Matatu
Author: Annie Gagiano

time or deliberate obscurantism needs to be queried, in line with Susan Sontag’s indignant words: To speak of reality becoming a spectacle is a breath-taking provincialism. It universalizes the viewing habits of a small, educated population living in the rich part of the world, where news has been

In: Matatu
Author: Judit Molnár

, the narrator is not able to gain a foothold in the unwelcoming society of Québec. At best, he can be part of the eccentric netherworld of refugees, among whom however he also feels dislocated, often considering himself superior to them. As a consequence, his sphere of social life becomes rather

In: Beirut to Carnival City
Author: Syrine Hout

divides Beirut. In it the uncle wonders what his nephew’s life “is like on the East Side alone” (140), i.e. with no living parents, and invites him “to cross to West Beirut” (141) and live with him and his family, whom Bassam has never met. The offer to be embraced by a loving family in the “other” Beirut

In: Beirut to Carnival City
Author: Kwasi Wiredu

decolonization decolonization ’ for the kind of decolonization needed. 1 This is because philosophy has much to do with concepts. Consider, for example, the concept of religion religion . Understanding this concept and its role in the thought of a given culture may reveal a great deal about their practical life

In: Philosophical Foundations of the African Humanities through Postcolonial Perspectives

transgressing prescribed gender roles has met with disapproval. Her sexual life, in comparison to a man’s, has been strictly controlled while femininity and sexual relations were once regarded as necessary evils not considered essential to marriage or maternity. Although Judaism valued the Shekinah—the feminine

In: Beirut to Carnival City
Author: Roberto Schwarz

rejection of low material leads to the search for elevated subjects – that is, material from which the practical aims of modern life have been purged. The nullity of the explanations in that regard has a programmatic character: ‘Our aim is to see the Brazilian muses cultivate the literary novel, the novel

In: To the Victor, the Potatoes!

this book do not necessarily refer to real or living persons. However most of the events described could really have happened in this way. I have attempted to draw a picture of a country Namibian, the way of life and at the same time to show how intimately the protagonist is tied to the capitalist

In: Matatu

civil resistance to Apartheid by more complex and nuanced social forces with differing ideological and organisational forms of resistance has on the other hand resulted in a far more diversified and less militaristic symbolism and memory culture. Mbongeni Malaba uses six life histories from the Namibian

In: Matatu