Young Warriors: Youth Politics, Identity and Violence in South Africa
Much has been written about South Africa's “lost generation” —the generation of politicized youth who dedicated their lives to the liberation of a nation, and who have “lost” everything in the process. Young Warriors is about this generation, but it is also a critique of the very concept of a “lost generation.” It is the story of activists who have become leaders, provincial premiers and national ministers in our democratic society. While focusing on the lives of the men and women who lived in Diepkloof, a black “township” in South Africa, it is also the narrative of many black South Africans who “grew up” in the organizations of the ANC-led liberation movement.
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Why did Comrade Vuyani Mabaxa have to die?
White woman in Little Beirut
Children of the forced removals Diepkloof and its youth
Organise and mobilise The emergence of youth
Becoming a comrade
There is nothing left for the youth Youth organisations
We cannot die alone Engaging in collective violence