HERE IS A TABLE, a philosophical essay on the history of race in South Africa

: Dladla (N.)

R 275.00
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157pp., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2020


"This is African philosophy at its best. Dladla presents a historically grounded critique of past and present conceptions of racism and illustrates with clarity how such conceptions hinder the realisation of historical justice and decolonisation. He weaves together the problems of racism, liberalism and Eurocentrism in South African popular and academic discourse and in so doing performs an intellectual revival of the Black Radical Tradition in South Africa. At once devastatingly sharp and richly illuminating, this book is a timely intervention for a country still defined by its history of colonial conquest. The struggle for authentic African liberation will feel slightly more thinkable and possible after reading this book." Joel Modiri, Senior Lecturer of Jurisprudence, University of Pretoria

Ndumiso Dladla teaches philosophy at the University of South Africa (UNISA).