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Racism after Apartheid

Challenges for Marxism and anti-racism

288 pages

March, 2019

ISBN: 9781776143061



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Vishwas Satgar is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand, and has been involved in grassroots activism for over three decades. He is the editor of the Democratic Marxism series and has published widely on Africa, South Africa, transnational alternatives and Marxism. In 2015, he received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the World Association of Political Economy for initiating and editing this series.

Racism after Apartheid, volume four of the Democratic Marxism series, brings together leading scholars and activists from around the world studying and challenging racism.
In eleven thematically rich and conceptually informed chapters, the contributors interrogate the complex nexus of questions surrounding race and relations of oppression as they are played out in the global South and global North. Their work challenges Marxism and anti-racism to take these lived realities seriously and consistently struggle to build human solidarities.


  • Over the years Marxism has sustained scathing criticism for its alleged class reductionism and blindness to race. Without pronouncing finality on these issues, this volume examines the unfinished business of Marxism and its treatment of race and racism.

    —Phindile Kunene, feminist and popular educator, Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education

  • This collection challenges many of the dogmas that have defined issues of anti-racism and social justice in the past. In this spirit of rethinking, the contributors point us in the necessary direction of deepening and evolving non-racialism in contemporary South Africa.

    —Neeshan Balton, executive director, Ahmed Kathrada Foundation

  • How to navigate race and defeat racism is one of the great questions facing social justice activists. Upon it hinges success or failure. This volume will not only guide thought, it will also guide action. That makes it a most valuable contribution.

    —Mark Heywood, executive director, SECTION27 and co-founder, Treatment Action Campaign