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Sites of Resistance: Writing as Protest in Black Anti-Apartheid South Africa
This thesis explores the genre of protest literature that arose out of South Africa s black anti-apartheid movement during the 1980s. By examining three novels, Mongane Wally Serote s To Every Birth It s Blood (1981), ...
"We Hid Books in Bags of Sugar": South African Histories in Opposition
In this thesis on teacher resistance to apartheid in South Africa, I argue that teaching against the prescribed curriculum constituted a form of subversion to the National Party-led government. Students, teachers and parents ...
"Rhodes Must Fall": Student Activism and the Politics of Memory at the University of Cape Town, South Africa
Launched at the University of Cape Town on March 9, 2015, the Rhodes Must Fall movement is a student-led initiative that advocated for the removal of the statue of Cecil John Rhodes from the University’s upper campus. The ...