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Liberating ourselves from our liberators

Yes, April was the cruelest month in South Africa in recent history. In the mid weeks of the month, too many pictures stirred up bad memories. A black man in…..

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Africa is a Radio: Season 2, Episode 3

Xenophobia, Migration, and today’s Elections in the UK are the topics of discussion this week on Africa is a Radio. Special guest Musa Okwonga joins hosts Sean Jacobs and Elliot…..

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The Assassins of Memory

Given its crude quality, xenophobic violence in South Africa incites a Manichean, or even a caricatured, reading: in an African country, blacks are perceived as the only foreigners and are…..

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Xenophobia and Border Imperialism

The recent wave of Afrophobic attacks on individuals deemed to be foreigners in downtown Durban and Johannesburg reminded me of my home Canada. We have been in a persistent state…..

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Achille Mbembe writes about Xenophobic South Africa

“Afrophobia”? “Xenophobia”? “Black on black racism”? A “darker” as you can get hacking a “foreigner” under the pretext of his being too dark — self hate par excellence? Of course…..