By John S. Saul
Two decades on from the autumn of apartheid in South Africa, veteran analyst and activist John S. Saul examines the liberation fight, putting it in a local and worldwide context and looking out at how the preliminary optimism and wish has given technique to a feeling of hindrance following hovering inequality degrees and the bloodbath of staff at Marikana.
With chapters on South Africa, Tanzania and Mozambique, Saul examines the truth of southern Africa’s post-'liberation' plight, drawing at the insights of Frantz Fanon and Amilcar Cabral and assessing claims new 'precariat' has emerged.
Saul examines the continuing 'rebellion of the poor', together with the hot Marikana bloodbath, that experience shaken the quarter and will sign the opportunity of a brand new and extra hopeful destiny.
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However, it is also in the field of rural development that problematic dimensions of Nyerere’s leadership become, perhaps, most starkly apparent. 12 12 Schneider (op. , 2004). Tanzania Fifty Years On c 37 The word “authoritarian” is not chosen lightly by Schneider. In fact, its use lies at the very centre of the argument he wishes to make. ” Shocking then that much-cited analysts like Cranford Pratt can demur somewhat at Nyerere’s too leftist economic policies but laud him for his fervent embrace of democracy!
P. ” Tanzania Fifty Years On c 33 the University of Dar es Salaam by the Field Force Unit in 1970. Standing nearby, I saw my own student Akivaga, the Kenyan leader of the University Student Council who, having been summoned for a meeting with the principal, was then dragged, at gun-point, down the cement stairs at the front of the administration building, tossed like a sack of old clothes into a waiting army vehicle and sped away to his expulsion both from the university and from the country.
We must act to shape the future. The liberation of southern Africa, then. And its aftermath. A story full of heroism, but also, in many ways, a grim tale, even if the right The Failure of Southern African Liberation? c 27 people – the arrogant white elites who once dominated, in racist terms, southern Africa – had lost. But, in the longer run, it is important to ask, who really won? Not, visibly and in any very expansive sense, the vast mass of the southern Africa people. Instead, the spoils of victory have mainly gone to “global capitalism” on the one hand, and to that thin stratum of black elites who have since arrogated to themselves whatever power and privilege global capital has left to them, on the other.
A Flawed Freedom: Rethinking Southern African Liberation by John S. Saul