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About Achille Mbembe

Achille Mbembe is a research professor in history and politics at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

Articles by Achille Mbembe

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Whiteness without apartheid: the limits of racial freedom

South Africa's vital project of "transformation" needs to become a sustained effort to move beyond racial categories if it is to be a vehicle for the achievement of a democratic and equal society, says Achille Mbembe.

South Africa's second coming: the Nongqawuse syndrome

A dozen years after apartheid ended, a dangerous mix of populism, nativism and millenarian thinking is inviting South Africans to commit political suicide, writes Achille Mbembe.
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