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Breaking a rainbow, building a nation <br>  Rekgotsofetse Chikane

Breaking a rainbow, building a nation
Rekgotsofetse Chikane

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  • R 29000



Breaking a Rainbow, Building a Nation covers the university protests that took place in 2015-2016, better known as the #FeesMustFall protests. Rekgotsofetse (Kgotsi) gives us his first-hand account of what happened prior to the protests and what led to the events of October 2015 at the various university campuses and nationally. This is a four-part retelling of what happened on the ground amongst the students, first at #RhodesMustFall, then moving to the university responses and management and what ultimately led to #FeesMustFall nationwide. Chikane then looks at student politics now and how they are different from 1976, specifically the fact that the protests were being led by so-called coconuts, who are part of the black elite. The book poses the provocative question, can coconuts be trusted with the revolution

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