THE TEXTURE OF DISSENT, defiant public intellectuals in South Africa

: Bohler-Muller (N.) et al eds.

R 350.00
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466pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2022


Contributions include:

"Trevor Manuel: from anti-apartheid activist to government minister", "Chris Hani: Working class hero", "Mandla Langa: Literary activist", "Omar Badsha: Placing the collective above the individual" and "Ashwin Desai: We are the poor" by Gregory Houston

"Barney Pityana: Outspoken champion for human rights", "Archbishop Desmond Tutu: Longing for the rainbow nation", "Johnny Clegg: Spirit of the great heart", "Johannes Kerkorrel: Wise fool who left the fray" and "Edwin Cameron: from the orphanage to the bench of the Constitutional Court" by Narnia Bohler-Muller

"Sheena Duncan: Strike a woman, strike a rock" and "Frederick van Zyl Slabbert: An Afrikaner icon" by Gary Pienaar

"Blade Nzimande: Safeguarding communism" and "William Gumede: A towering intellect" " by Ngqapheli Mchunu

"Zwelinzima Vavi: Veteran trade unionist" by Namhla Ngqwala

"Adam Small: Poetry against discrimination" by Antoinette Lombard

"Antjie Krog: Resistance and wilfulness" and"William Kentridge: Breathtaking Reassessments" by Hester du Plessis

""David Kramer: Songbooks for the overlooked", "Nomboniso Gasa: The feminist" and Mark Heywood: Errant socialist" by Thobekile Zikhali Nyoni

"Sibongile Khumalo: African nightingale" and "Brenda Cassie: MaBrr, the African madonna" by Henning Melber

"Thuli Madonsela: Irresistible force of justice" by Thobeka Bondi.

Narnia Bohler-Muller is Executive Director of the Developmental, Capable, and Ethical State research division at the Human Sciences Research Council and Adjunct Professor in the School of Law at the University of Fort Hare.

 Vasu Reddy is Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria.

Gregory Houston is Chief Research Specialist in the Developmental, Capable, and Ethical State research division at the Human Sciences Research Council.

Maxi Schoeman is Professor Emerita of Political Science at the University of Pretoria.

Heather Thuynsma lectures in political science at the University of Pretoria.