272pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019
An intellectual biography and assessment of the life and work of Pan-Africanist scholar and activist Archie Mafeje (1936-2007). Includes seven of his original articles.
After obtaining an MA in political anthropology from UCT, Archie Mafeje left for the UK, where he obtained a PhD in anthropology and rural sociology in 1966. He was Head of the Sociology Department at the University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (1969-1971), before moving to The Hague, where he was made Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in 1973. In 2000 he returned to South Africa, and was appointed Research Fellow by the National Research Foundation at UNISA’s African Renaissance Centre. He was appointed a CODESRIA Distinguished Fellow in 2005.
Bongani Nyoka is a researcher at the Archie Mafeje Research Institute at UNISA.