Young warriors : youth politics, identity and violence in South Africa /
Monique Marks.
Johannesburg : Witwatersrand University Press, 2001
xx, 171 p. ; ill. ; 22 cm.
1868143708 (pbk.)
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Johannesburg : Witwatersrand University Press, 2001
1868143708 (pbk.)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 158-167) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Monique Marks is a lecturer in Sociology at the University of Natal, Durban.
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Much has been written about South Africa's "lost generation" -- the generation of politicized youth who dedicated their lives to the liberation of a nation, and who have "lost" everything in the process. Young Warriors is about this generation, but it is also a critique of the very concept of a "lost generation." It is the story of activists who have become leaders, provincial premiers and national ministers in our democratic society. While focusing on the lives of the men and women who lived in Diepkloof, a black "township" in South Africa, it is also the narrative of many black South Africans who "grew up" in the organizations of the ANC-led liberation movement.
Table of Contents
Dedicationp. vi
Acknowledgementsp. vi
Forewordp. vii
List of abbreviationsp. xii
Dramatis personaep. xiii
Why did Comrade Vuyani Mabaxa have to die?p. 1
White woman in 'Little Beirut'p. 9
Children of the forced removals: Diepkloof and its youthp. 19
'Organise and mobilise': The emergence of youth organisations in Diepkloofp. 35
Becoming a comradep. 49
'There is nothing left for the youth': Youth organisations in the early '90sp. 65
'We cannot die alone': Engaging in collective violencep. 87
'We are fighting for the liberation of our people': Justifications of violencep. 115
Did Vuyani Mabaxa die in vain?p. 129
Theorising Diepkloof youthp. 140
The Freedom Charterp. 154
Bibliographyp. 158
Indexp. 168
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