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Yanyi K. Djamba

the populations consisting of 5 percent of native born blacks and 100 percent of African immigrants. The immigrant status is defined here on the basis of place of birth. Hence, African immigrants are all persons born in Africa but who were living in the United States at the time of the census; native

Tahir Fuzile Sitoto

* The terms “Black African Muslim” and “Asian Muslim” as used in this essay are merely convenient descriptive markers to signify the plurality of “identities” associated with Muslims in South Africa and therefore are not used in any essentialist way. Introduction In Regarding Muslims: From

Barry Munslow and Christopher Pycroft

Black Mine Workers in South Africa: Strategies of Co-option and Resistance CHRISTOPHER PYCROFT and BARRY MUNSLOW University of Liverpool, Liverpool, U.K. ABSTRACT The gold mining industry played a central role in the establishment of a racial dual labour system under apartheid capitalism. It

Heritage, Blackness and Afro-Cool

Styling Africanness in Amsterdam

Marleen de Witte

Introduction Who is an African? What does it mean to be African in Europe? Is African the same as Afro? Are black people automatically African? These questions are hotly debated among young people in Amsterdam today. On online discussion fora, Facebook pages, and blogs, and in

Black South African Autobiography After Deleuze

Belonging and Becoming in Self-Testimony


Kgomotso M. Masemola

In Black South African Autobiography After Deleuze: Belonging and Becoming in Self-Testimony, Kgomotso Michael Masemola uses Gilles Deleuze’s theories of immanence and deterritorialization to explore South African autobiography as both the site and the limit of intertextual cultural memory. Detailing the intertextual turn that is commensurate with belonging to the African world and its diasporic reaches through the Black Atlantic, among others, this book covers autobiographies from Peter Abrahams to Es’kia Mphahlele, from Ellen Kuzwayo to Nelson Mandela. It proceeds further to reveal wider dimensions of angst and belonging that attend becoming through transcultural memory. Kgomotso Michael Masemola successfully marshalls Deleuzean theories in a sophisticated re-reading that makes clear the autobiographers’ epistemic access to wor(l)ds beyond South Africa.

Leonard Goines

, all forms of black music were systematically excluded from the curriculum and Americans, both black and white, have been taught, either through direct means or omission, that black music of the United States (blues, gospel, rhythm and blues, jazz, etc.) lacks the logic, objectivity, sublimity

Steven Thomas Seitz

The Military in Black African Politics STEVEN THOMAS SEITZ * ABSTRACT This article examines the thesis that SubSaharan policy makers maximized political sur- vival at the cost of arrested economic development. The supporting argument suggests that the nascent nation-states of SubSaharan Africa

Hear Our Voices

Race, Gender and the Status of Black South African Women in the Academy


Edited by Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela and Zine Magubane

This book has a twofold goal: first, the contributors aim to expose the racist and sexist practices that still suffuse the instutitional culture of South-African universities. Secondly, they seek to apply the alternative theoretical and methodological frameworks of black feminist thought. However particular their individual stories, this books offers rich material of interest to women scholars everywhere.

Sister Outsiders

The Representation of Identity and Difference in Selected Writings by South African Indian Women


Devarakshanam Govinden

Sister outsiders draws attention to a neglected corpus of writing in South African literary criticism. The focus is on the exclusion of Indian women's writings in South Africa, which must be seen as a dimension of the larger exclusion of women's writings, white and black, from South African literature in general. The book provides an historical account of the events that contributed to the marginalisation of black literature - specifically Indian women's literature - amongst other things, the institutionalisation of English Studies which affected the reading and reception of texts written by Indian women, and the contstruction of an indigenous English literary tradition that did not include black writers as much as it did white writers of English descent, writing about South African experiences.

Making the Changes

Jazz in South African Literature and Reportage


Michael Titlestad

Throughout its history, South African Jazz has been formed from complex transactions with other black Atlantic cultures, identities and political possibilities. Making the Changes considers jazz discourse from the legendary élan vital of the Sophiatown writers, through the King Kong reportage and 'white writing', to the agonised poetics of exile.