AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

RW Johnson

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Monday, January 13th, 2014

File Under: Mahmood Mamdani on South Africa’s much vaunted Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Because the (South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission) focused on perpetrators and overlooked the beneficiaries of mass violations of rights abuses – such as the pass laws and forced expulsions – it allowed the vast majority of white South Africans to go away thinking that they had little to do with these atrocities. Indeed, most did learn...

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Baboons and Bananas

By now you might well have heard about “the apology” published by The London Review of Books following complaints about the writings of RW Johnson, the LRB’s ‘man in Africa.’  Not a lot of people would care, except...