299pp., paperback, London, 2023
"Amidst all this talk of racial capitalism and abolition, there is one thinker we should all be reading: Neville Alexander. He is a revolutionary intellectual for our times and for our planet. For anyone committed to abolishing, not just studying, racial capitalism, this is the book to read." Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams
"Profound and provocative. Grounded in history, engaged with revolutionary theory, and informed by a lifetime of practice, Neville’s intellectual acuity and passion for freedom shine through in every page. Read, learn, and join the growing global struggle against racial capitalism." Barbara Ransby, author of Making All Black Lives Matter
"Alexander’s beautiful writing patiently connects theory and method with purpose. Against Racial Capitalism is absolutely necessary for all who struggle to understand and change twenty-first-century conditions." Ruth Wilson Gilmore, author of Abolition Geography
Linguist, educationalist, academic and anti-apartheid struggle veteran Neville Alexander (1936-2012) spent ten years on Robben Island. After being released he did pioneering work in the field of language policy and planning. He founded The Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa (PRAESA), where he was director from 1992-2011. In 1981, he was appointed Director of the South African Committee for Higher Education (SACHED).