Creating History: Interview with Selby Semela, Part Two

Creating History: Interview with Selby Semela, Part Two

The system of racial oppression in South Africa touched every aspect of life here.  As a result, over time, black South Africans and their allies built the freedom struggle in four arenas of action: mass action, underground organization, armed struggle, and international mobilization.  In this way, each aspect of the system would be met with more…

Loving Kibera and Leaving It: from a mindset to a game plan

Loving Kibera and Leaving It: from a mindset to a game plan

Africa’s largest informal settlement is owned not by an enormous enclave of squatters transgressing life’s deprivations and hardships.  Kibera is owned by the Kenyan government (a fact disputed), and home to an estimated 300 000 to 1 million people (also disputed, and the exact same estimate often given about Soweto, a range so wide it means more…

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