Archive for 'burnin’ and-a lootin’'

Not Yet Uhuru by Kalundi Serumaga

Posted 21 January 2011 | By | Categories: burnin' and-a lootin' | No Comments

Reading List Makau, C & Tolhuijs, B 2010 Kibera: an anonymous life. Bastiaan Tolhuijs Makau, C, Kibera Blog <http://kiberablog.wordpress.com> Charton-Bigot, H & Rodriguez-Torres, D 2010 Nairobi Today: The Paradox of a Fragmented City. African Books Collective <http://books.google.co.za/books?id=SLX9n4fG5V8C&printsec=frontcover> Tshabangu, A 2011 ‘Kibera imoja’ Exhibition, Gallery Momo <http://www.gallerymomo.com/images/stories/press/Andrew_Tshabangu_Press_release.pdf> Kahora, B (Ed) Kwani? 06 – The Kenya I […]

How the attacks were planned by Maria Gabriela Carrilho Aragão

Posted 21 January 2011 | By | Categories: burnin' and-a lootin' | No Comments

  Reading List Steinberg, J. 2009 South Africa’s Xenophobic Eruption. ISS Paper no 169. November <http://www.queensu.ca/samp/migrationresources/steinberg.pdf> Sinwell, L. 2009 Towards Addressing the Root Causes of Social Tensions: Evaluating Civil Society and Local Government Responses to Xenophobic Violence in Alexandra. Research for Atlantic Philanthropies. <http://www.s-and-t.co.za/downloads/2010/xenophobia/case_studies/6_Alexandra.pdf>

When History is Suspended (In memory of Ernesto Alfabeto Nhamuave) Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa, Maputo

Posted 21 January 2011 | By | Categories: burnin' and-a lootin' | No Comments

  Reading List Bhekimpilo, S 2009 ‘The man in flames.(Ernesto Alfabeto Nhamuave)’. Critical Arts, July 2009 Ugah, A 2009 The Burning Man. DVD, Filmmakers Against Racism, Johannesburg <http://filmmakers-against-racism.blogspot.com/2008/07/burning-man-ernesto-alfabeto-nhamuave_17.html> O’Toole, S 2009 ‘A Message to Ernesto Alfabeto Nhamuave’, Mahala <http://www.mahala.co.za/art/a-message-to-ernesto-alfabeto-nhamuave/> Underhill, G & Khumalo, S 2010 ‘No justice for burning man,’ Mail & Guardian <http://mg.co.za/article/2010-07-30-no-justice-for-burning-man > […]

Dead Cow Spreads Fear and Rumour in Lagos Suburb by Jide Adebayo Begun

Posted 04 January 2011 | By | Categories: burnin' and-a lootin' | No Comments

Reading List Barnes, S T, 1986, Patrons and power: creating a political community in metropolitan Lagos. Manchester University Press ND, Manchester Amadi, E, 1982, Ethics in Nigerian culture. Heinemann Educational Books (Nigeria), Abuja Comaroff, J 1993 Modernity and its malcontents: ritual and power in postcolonial Africa. University of Chicago Press, Chicago <http://books.google.co.za/books?id=Mgg83nvfOrgC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false> Thompson, R F […]

Food Crisis

Posted 24 December 2010 | By | Categories: burnin' and-a lootin' | 1 Comment

In 2007 and 2008 Africa was subject to growing riots, due to the booming food prices. The food crisis became a global buzz word but as Jacques Depelchin quoting Ernest Wamba dia Wamba points out, “at times like these it is crucial to hear the thinking of ordinary people (e.g., people living in forests or […]

War Machines

Posted 23 December 2010 | By | Categories: burnin' and-a lootin' | No Comments

War isn’t what it used to be. Increasingly it is no longer waged between armies of two sovereign states but by armed groups acting “behind the mask of the state” against armed groups that have no state but control distinct territories. Achille Mbembe calls these groups War Machines: armed groups acting ‘behind the mask of […]

Power sharing

Posted 21 December 2010 | By | Categories: burnin' and-a lootin' | 1 Comment

“The belief was that the relationship with the future, the presence of the future in the present could only be accomplished in the face-to-face with the Other (the former enemy) and in the mutual recognition of each other’s humanity. Such was the powerful utopia that moved, all around the world, the global anti-apartheid movement. This […]

Generations

Posted 13 December 2010 | By | Categories: burnin' and-a lootin' | No Comments

Generation, South Africa’s longest running and most popular soap (viewed by many more than 4.9 million people daily) tracks the vicissitudes of black business people in the advertising and marketing fields. The show confronts the problems which arise from the post-1994 changes in social milieu (especially among the younger generation) via a fairly standard family […]

Alex killers are ‘proud’ of attacks on foreigners by Gcina Ntsaluba

Posted 13 December 2010 | By | Categories: burnin' and-a lootin' | 1 Comment

Writer’s Brief Burning Questions On May 18, 2008, Mozambican immigrant Ernesto Alfabeto Nhamuave was set alight on the streets of Ramaphosa informal settlement during violent anti-foreigner attacks. The next day, the image of his burning body was published on the front page cover of many South African newspapers. At the time, his identity was unknown […]

Atteridgeville The Warm-Up by Kwanele Sosibo

Posted 13 December 2010 | By | Categories: burnin' and-a lootin' | No Comments

Article Brief One area that seems excluded or relegated to a footnote in the “xenophobia autopsy” seems to be Atteridgeville – the vast belt of informal settlements that lie on the western edge of Pretoria. The flare up there started in April, and seemed to be a prelude to what was to come. Something systematic […]

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