A Flawed Freedom: Rethinking Southern African Liberation by John S. Saul

By John S. Saul

Two decades on from the autumn of apartheid in South Africa, veteran analyst and activist John S. Saul examines the liberation fight, putting it in a neighborhood and worldwide context and looking out at how the preliminary optimism and desire has given technique to a feeling of concern following hovering inequality degrees and the bloodbath of employees at Marikana.

With chapters on South Africa, Tanzania and Mozambique, Saul examines the truth of southern Africa’s post-'liberation' plight, drawing at the insights of Frantz Fanon and Amilcar Cabral and assessing claims new 'precariat' has emerged.

Saul examines the continuing 'rebellion of the poor', together with the new Marikana bloodbath, that experience shaken the sector and will sign the opportunity of a brand new and extra hopeful destiny.

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Failing a revolution in the global capitalist centres, however, what are the actual prospects for some dramatic change occurring within the region itself, one, necessarily, driven from below? The present author has called elsewhere for “a next liberation struggle”20 in southern Africa for precisely this reason, a struggle, like the one that is currently afoot in 18 See, for example, Gabriel Kolko’s deeply unsettling but also highly problematic After Socialism: Reconstructing Critical Social Thought (New York: Routledge, 2006).


46 d A Flawed Freedom to implement a society-wide programme that would liberate the country’s economic potential while also meeting the needs of the vast majority of Mozambique’s population. The result? ” In sum: Whatever their fate, the projects of the post-independence regimes of lusophone Africa were probably the most principled and decent ever proposed for the continent. 3 This seems to me4 to have been especially true of the new Mozambique during its first heroic decade of independence. Equally dramatic, however, has been the reversal of direction that has taken place in the country since that time.

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