Featured Book: Shoot to Kill: Police and Power in South Africa by Christopher McMichael

This interview is republished from The Johannesburg Review of Books website. What today exists as South Africa cannot be understood outside of violence, whose origins require us to turn to the antiblack settler colonial capitalist and patriarchal order that produced suffering that spans across generations. The continuities of this violence not only challenge our understanding […]

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We must instil in each and every one of us a sense of how certain victory is, a spirit of trust in victory. This is a cultural act, comrades. It enables us to withstand hardship, to never give up, to not lose hope after a defeat, because every struggle has its defeats.

– Amílcar Cabral