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War in Worcester: Youth and the Apartheid State

Pamela Reynolds


The book is about youth fighting for freedom and a state's retaliation. It is about the young not consenting to the kind of adulthood on offer under a particular political dispensation. It is about the character of revolt under conditions of tight surveillance. It is about negative forms of governance of children and about the violence of the state. It is about government-sanctioned cruelty. It is about the labour of youth in the work of war and about their reach for ethics despite experiences of pain and betrayal. It is, in part, about the attempts by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission ( ... More

Keywords: South Africa, Western Cape, Worcester, Zwelethemba, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, war, youth, violence, revolt, struggle, apartheid, governance, Anthropology, Ethnography, liberation, past, memory, oppression, prison, victim, perpetrator, amnesty, reparation, African National Congress (ANC), urban conflict, local leaders, leadership, human rights violations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823243099
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823243099.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pamela Reynolds, author
Johns Hopkins University