Mandela's Reflections


At least one generation of intellectuals had stood against apartheid and reflected on Mandela as a political figure of freedom and liberation. Mandela never produced anything equivalent to the political writings of a Gramsci, Fanon, or Césaire. Because of the media and the global support for the struggles he led, Mandela acquired a resonance with effects across the globe. His career, with all its changes, posed challenges for thinking about politics.

Nelson Mandela

Editor’s Note from Paul Bové

Preface by Anthony Bogues

Mbu ya Ũrambu: Mbaara ya Cuito Cuanavale / The Cry of Hypocrisy: The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Discomforts by Hortense Spillers

The Mandela Enigma by Wlad Godzich

Mandela, Charisma, and Compromise by Joe Cleary

Nelson Mandela on Nightline; or, How Palestine Matters by Colin Dayan

Or, The Whale by Jim Merod

Malaysian Mandela by Masturah Alatas

Mandela, Tunisia, and I by Mohamed-Salah Omri

Nelson Mandela by Ruth Y. Y. Hung

Mandela Memories: An African Prometheus by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Nelson Mandela: Decolonization, Apartheid, and the Politics of Moral Force by Anthony Bogues

Mandela’s Wholeness, Perhaps Infinite by Dawn Lundy Martin

[untitled] by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Mandela’s Gift by Sobia Saleem


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