“A Dissenting View” / Dr. John Henrik Clarke response to Henry Louis Gates’ “Black Demagogues and Pseudo-Scholars”

Dr. John H. Clarke’s response to a 1992 New York Times OP-ED by Henry Louis Gates Jr. entitled “Black Demagogues and Pseudo-Scholars”: I am raising the following questions: At once, I questioned the title of Professor Gates’ article. He should never refer to anyone as a demagogue unless he’s ready …

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African Folkelore through the eyes of a Zulu Shaman

his book is a wonderful introduction to African traditional beliefs, practises, legends, rituals and mythology. This book was first published under the title, Song of the Stars in 1996. It has since been republished as Zulu Shaman from 2003 onwards. The Dark Continent is how Africa has often been described. …

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The lady’s not for burning

Mail & Guardian reviewers examine meaning and myth in Mmatshilo Motsei’s The Kanga and the Kangaroo Court wen Ansell About 55 000 rapes were reported in South Africa in 2005/06, along with close to 10 000 indecent assaults. Many of the latter may also have been rapes: of men, or …

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