It isn’t uncommon to see South African hipsters wearing suspenders and veldskoene, which was formerly a shoe associated with the lifestyle of the old-fashioned white farmer.
Some African states resisted the demand for a wider definition of “conflict diamonds” to include government violence. They even suspected it was part a “regime change” agenda.
Violence affects all South Africans, with the greatest impact on black and poor people. Young black men have the highest chance of being murdered. Violence against children and women is at the root of this problem.
Africa is a continent about which many wildly different stories have been told. It has not always been provided the chance to tell its own stories.
It is an effortless weaving of the politics of the apartheid state, the Transkei, liberation movements, and chiefly politics into an interconnected narrative of shifting power relations