Explorations on Intellectual Ethnicity, Philosophy and Ethnological Reason
V.Y. Mudimbe in conversation with Sam Okoth Opondo
This epistolary exchange between Sam Opondo and the philosopher VY Mudimbe, draws upon the ideas of the latter’s recently published On African Fault Lines (2013) to think through the imbrication of African linguistic, philosophical and narrative practices with a multiplicity of sites and traditions in and beyond the continent.
Xenophobia and the Politics of Citizenship and Belonging in South Africa
UCT psychologist Shose Kessi excavates the roots of xenophobia in the uneven distribution of resources that are the legacy of apartheid, and argues for readings of identity that recognise its embeddedness within structural inequalities.
Precarious Silence: Decentering the Power of Whiteness in South Africa
Unpacking the habits of “whiteness”, Mo Shabangu responds to Samantha Vice’s 2010 article “How do I live in this Strange Place?”. In so doing, he argues that Vice extends rather than unstettles the parameters of white entitlement.