Decades after its original publication, Year of Fire, Year of Ash still stands as one of the leading accounts of the 1976-77 Soweto Revolt, one of the most significant acts of resistance in the history of the South African anti-apartheid movement.
The Rise of the South African Reich, first published by Penguin Africa Library in 1964 and revised in 1969, analyses the period in which the political foundations of the apartheid regime were laid.
Abstract: This paper reviews post-apartheid South Africa through Fanon’s critical
analysis of decolonization. Since, for Fanon, apartheid represented the purest form of
the Manichean politics of space that characterizes colonialism, a Fanonian perspective on
South Africa asks to what extent has the geographical layout of apartheid been remapped?
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