TIES THAT BIND, race and the politics of friendship in South Africa

: Walsh (S.) & Soske (J.) eds.

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335pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016

 

"Twenty-one years after democracy questions are emerging more clearly than ever before as to the nature of South African politics and friendship. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the dispensation unfurled by the negotiated settlement are being challenged. 'Ties that Bind' emerges with the right questions at the right time." Victoria Collis-Buthelezi, University of Cape Town and visiting researcher at Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER).

Contributions include:
"With Friends like These: the politics of friendship in post-apartheid South Africa" by Sisonke Msimang
"Bound to Violence: scratching beginnings and endings with Lesego Rampolokeng" by Stacy Hart and Lesego Rampolokeng
"'Friends of the Family': maids, madams, and domestic cartographies of power in South African art" by M.Neelika Jayawardane
"Kutamba Naye: in search of anti-racist and queer solidarities" by Tsitsi Jaji
"The Problem with 'We': affiliation, political economy, and the counterhistory of nonracilialism" by Franco Barchiesi.

Filmmaker Shannon Walsh is Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Film, University of British Columbia and a research associate at the University of Johannesburg's South African Research Chair in Social Change.
Jon Soske is Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill Unversity, and a research associate at the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa, University of the Witwatwersrand.