238pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019
Adam Habib, Professor of Political Geography and Vice-Chancellor of Wits University, reflects on the recent student protests on South African university campuses, focusing especially on his experience at Wits where he was intimately involved in negotiations with the students. He critically examines the student movement and individual student leaders, records university management and government responses to the events, and re-imagines the future of South African higher education.
"Tacking between personal narratives, political critique and [ethnographic] field notes, this memoir of the intellect and the soul is written with an infectious energy." Achille Mbembe, author of Critique of Black Reason