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Writing the Decline: On the Struggle for South Africa's Democracy

by Richard Pithouse
£14.95   paperback  Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd (2016)

Writing the Decline: On the Struggle for South Africa Richard Pithouse, an activist intellectual who has been an important contributor to the South African public sphere for twenty years, offers a penetrating and beautifully written exploration of the escalating crisis in South Africa in the Zuma era.
 
Writing the Decline, often written with a view from the underside of society but also always acutely aware of global developments, brings activist and academic knowledge together to provide a searing account of our condition. It takes on xenophobia, racism, homophobia, inequality and political repression. In a moment when old certainties are breaking down, and new ideas and social forces are taking the stage, this book offers a compelling invitation to take democracy seriously.

ISBN 13: 9781431423170 | ISBN 10: 1431423173