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We Will Not Be Silenced: Palestine Will Be Free

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The demand for change is reaching boiling point says Chris Nineham

‘The chanting was relentless, the speeches were inflected with anger and the mood was militant.’ 350 more words

Palestine

They Came in the Night

“Soldiers came in the night. They took my brother away.” Sphiwe’s sister recalls the last time she would ever see her brother alive. In 1994, the same year a democracy was born in South Africa, Sphiwe was taken. 528 more words

Publishers have pulled a book claiming Nelson Mandela was holding his ex-wife's hand when he died

A new book has thrust the heavily scrutinized last moments of Nelson Mandela’s life back into the spotlight.

On July 18 Penguin Random House South Africa released  333 more words

‘Bitter Fruit’ by Achmat Dangor

Set in 1998 South Africa, just a few years after the end of apartheid and majority rule came into force, Bitter Fruit is a dense, harrowing drama of a disintegrating middle-class ‘coloured’ family. 563 more words

Literature

The Price for Criticizing Israel

By Dennis J Bernstein
There are very few journalist in the U.S. or Europe who have the courage to report fairly on Israel’s seemingly endless illegal occupation of Palestinian lands. 3,766 more words

Middle East

Steve Biko: I Write What I Like

One of the visionaries I look up to when discussing racial injustice in segregated societies like the United States is Steve Biko. I discovered him my final semester of my senior year at Vanderbilt, which was the point in my life where I was saying: if I’m arguing that white racists, liberals and in-betweens cannot save Black and Brown people, who can? 1,805 more words