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Last Words to the Nation by  Salvador Allende

This speech was delivered at 9:10 am on September 11, 1973, in the midst on an ultimately successful US-sponsored coup d’etat against the democratically-elected government.  Barricaded inside La Moneda, the presidential palace, President Allende gave his life defending Chilean democracy. Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi. https://www.marxists.org/espanol/allende/salvador_allende_11sept_1973.mp3 My friends, Surely this will be the last opportunity for […]

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Dictionary of SA Elections 2014

by Willem Boshoff Aa albocracy Government by “white” men or Europeans. The most notorious albocracy in history ended in South Africa in 1994. “White” government is significantly ascribed to “men” in the Oxford English Dictionary. anasacrous Pertaining to the puffed up bulges of flesh, or the inflated mounds of cellulite called anasacra. Disraeli, the statesman, […]

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Some African Cultural Concepts By Steve Biko

  This is a paper given by Steve at a conference called by IDAMASA (Interdenominational Association of African Ministers of Religion) and ASSECA (Association for the Educational and Cultural Development of the African people) at the Ecumenical Lay Training Centre, Edendale, Natal in 1971. SOME AFRICAN CULTURAL CONCEPTS One of the most difficult things to […]

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The Definition Of Black Consciousness by Bantu Stephen Biko

This is the paper produced for a SASO Leadership Training Course in December 1971 by Bantu Stephen Biko. We have defined blacks as those who are by law or tradition politically, economically and socially discriminated against as a group in the South African society and identifying themselves as a unit in the struggle towards the […]

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English Language Visa

by Keorapetse William Kgositsile Some years back, when writers like Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and Wole Soyinka started arguing about the necessity of African writers writing in African languages, I was one of those who did not consider the issue serious enough to even be interested in participating in the debate as a practicing writer. I […]

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