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Title Memoirs of a born free : reflections on the new South Africa by a member of the post-apartheid generation / Malaika Wa Azania.
Author Malaika wa Azania, author.
Publication New York : Seven Stories Press, 2018.
Edition First us edition.
Description 1 online resource.
Call # eBOOK
Note "First published by Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd, 2014. Introduction © 2018 by Malaika Wa Azania. First US edition published by Seven Stories Press in July 2018."
Contents Introduction to the US edition -- Acknowledgements -- Foreword / by Simphiwe Dana -- Born free? The conditions of growing up in the Rainbow Nation -- A letter to the ANC -- The beginning -- The 'born free' -- Township education -- Only the good die young -- Last born of the revolution -- The ugly face of the 'Rainbow Nation' -- Escaping into a world of books -- Refusal to assimilate into whiteness -- My introduction to civil society politics -- Parting ways with the Congress movement -- The strength we drew from the humiliation of poverty -- Your democracy is just a word when even healthcare is a commodity -- A thousand broken pieces -- A kindled flame : searching for a political home when the centre no longer holds -- How Stellenbosch University changed me -- Searching for a political home in the abyss : the Blackwash and SNI experience -- Julius Malema's influence on my political worldview -- Finding a space for Africanism in a liberal university -- Malaika, economic freedom fighter -- Epilogue: the ballot, the people's voice.
Summary Apartheid isn't over-so Malaika Wa Azania boldly argues in Memoirs of a Born Free, her account of growing up black in modern-day South Africa. Malaika was born in late 1991, as the white minority government was on its way out, making her a "Born Free"-the name given to the generation born after the end of apartheid. But Malaika's experience with institutionalized racism offers a view of South Africa that contradicts the implied racial liberation of the so-called Rainbow Nation. Recounting her upbringing in a black township racked by poverty and disease, the death of a beloved uncle at the hands of white police, and her alienation at multiracial schools, she evokes a country still held in thrall by de facto apartheid. She takes us through her anger and disillusionment with the myth of black liberation to the birth and development of her dedication to the black consciousness movement, which continues to be a guiding force in her life. A trenchant, audacious, and ultimately hopeful narrative, Memoirs of a Born Free introduces an important new voice in South African-and, indeed, global-activism.
Note Print version record.
Subject Malaika wa Azania.
Young adults -- South Africa -- Biography.
Youth, Black -- South Africa -- Biography.
Post-apartheid era -- South Africa -- Biography.
Blacks -- South Africa -- Social conditions.
Social change -- South Africa.
South Africa -- Social conditions -- 1994-
Blacks -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst00834005
Post-apartheid era. (OCoLC)fst01072728
Social change. (OCoLC)fst01122310
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Young adults. (OCoLC)fst01183198
Youth, Black. (OCoLC)fst01183679
South Africa. (OCoLC)fst01204616
HISTORY / Africa / South / Republic of South Africa.
Since 1994
Genre Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Electronic books.
Addl. Author Dana, Simphiwe, 1980- writer of foreword.
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Malaika wa Azania. Memoirs of a born free. First us edition. New York : Seven Stories Press, 2018 9781609806828 (DLC) 2018045389 (OCoLC)1055569842
ISBN 9781609806835 (electronic bk.)
1609806832 (electronic bk.)

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