Mahmood Mamdani, Senseless [and sensible] violence. Mourning the dead at Westgate Mall

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/09/senseless-sensible-violence-mourning-dead-at-westgate-mall-201392563253438882.html

Michael Neocosmos, ‘From Peoples’ Politics to State Politics: Aspects of National Liberation in South Africa’

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An important article on the displacement of popular power and the UDF from the mid 1980s onwards. It is a chapter in Adebayo O. Olukoshi (ed), The Politics of Opposition in Contemporary Africa.  Nordic Africa Institute.  1998.