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Corridors of Death

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The post-apartheid dispensation that has seen Black people continue to be hurled at the margins of existence has crystalised mental pathologies that have their roots in our violent and amoral past. Millions of Black people in South Africa are battling with a range of mental health challenges resulting from a complex interplay between biological, psychological, social and environmental factors.

In Corridors of Death, the lived experiences of Black students in historically White universities is explored, exposing how structural violence, racism and a culture of alienation are pushing them to the edge of depression and increasingly, suicide. The book contends that urgent structural and institutional interventions need to be made, the centre of which must be transformation that reflects the demographic and socio-political construct of the South African society. Unless and until this happens, Black students will increasingly reach an unendurable level of invisible agony, and die in universities.



About author: Malaika Wa Azania is a pan Africanist feminist and award-winning essayist. She has traveled the world extensively, representing South African youth in various dialogues through the African Union, the United Nations and other institutions. She has given lectures locally and internationally, on the question of race relations in the democratic dispensation, about which she is passionate. A graduate of Rhodes University, where graduated with a postgraduate degree in Geography cum laude, Malaika is an activist deeply committed to institutional transformation. She is a television presenter, a columnist in the Soweton and the HERALD newspapers, and a Senior Specialist in the City of Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality.

"Masterfully crafted! It is clear that Malaika Wa Azania masters the art of writing good books."
Panyaza Lesufi, MEC of Education and Youth Empowerment in Gauteng Province

"Peeping through the window of Malaika’s thoughts through this book helps us to see what monstrosity of transformational challenges we are faced with in changing our universities what they truly should be. Urgent. Remarkable. Impeccable. Lucid. Timely."
Buti Manamela, Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Training, Science and Technology

"Malaika, in a sustained intellectual curiosity, dares to offer a critical perspective of the unresolved structural challenges in South Africa’s higher education."
Thabo Shingange, Spokesperson of the South African Union of Students and former SRC President at the University of Pretoria

Additional Information

Book Condition New
SKU 9781990977152
Dimensions 210 X 148MM
Pages 180
Published Date 1 Sep 2020
Publisher Blackbird Books
Language English
Series n/a

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