Reading

Any presence – even though it is ignored – of a particular culture, even a silent one, is an active relay in Relation – Édouard Glissant

 

Every year, colleagues report on the anxieties expressed by students as they struggle for a specifically South African idiom for speaking about being human. As a society, we have burdened our youth to find their way out of the ruins of apartheid. We also expect them to discover for themselves ways of thinking about the human condition, one that calls into question the claims of nineteenth and twentieth-century racisms – Premesh Lalu