This is part three of our conversation with Dr. Rico Chapman and Shaheen Arifdien about hip-hop, the Black Consciousness Movement in Azania (South Africa) and the Black Power Movement in the United States.
Dr. Frank Wilderson joined us again to discuss South Africa beyond Mandela, Afro-pessimism, Anti-Blackness, Steve Biko, Chris Hani, Winnie Mandela and more. We talked also about armed struggle, political compromise and suppressed concepts and histories related to South Africa and the world. For our earlier conversations with Dr. Wilderson please visit our archive here at IMixWhatILike.org.
Andile Mngxitama of the Economic Freedom Fighters of Azania (“occupied South Africa”) joined us to discuss among other topics: the passing of Tata Nelson Mandela, the film Mandela, what’s next for the youth and African revolution in Azania and the coming 20th anniversary of the official “end” of apartheid.
Hear here our previous interview with on the legacy of Steve Bantu Biko.
Alan Wieder joined us to discuss his new book, Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War against Apartheid. Wieder is an oral historian who lives in Portland, Oregon. He is distinguished professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina and has also taught at the University of the Western Cape and Stellenbosch University in South Africa. In the last ten years he has published two books and numerous articles on South Africans who fought against the apartheid regime.