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Author Marks, Monique.

Title Young warriors : youth politics, identity and violence in South Africa / Monique Marks.

Published Johannesburg : Witwatersrand University Press, 2001.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  320.968 MARK    AVAILABLE
Physical description xx, 171 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents Foreword / Makgane Thobejane -- Ch. 1. Why did Comrade Vuyani Mabaxa have to die? -- Ch. 2. White woman in 'Little Beirut' -- Ch. 3. Children of the forced removals: Diepkloof and its youth -- Ch. 4. 'Organise and mobilise': The emergence of youth organisations in Diepkloof -- Ch. 5. Becoming a comrade -- Ch. 6. 'There is nothing left for the youth': Youth organisations in the early '90s -- Ch. 7. 'We cannot die alone': Engaging in collective violence -- Ch. 8. 'We are fighting for the liberation of our people': Justifications of violence -- Ch. 9. Did Vuyani Mabaxa die in vain? -- App. 1. Theorising Diepkloof youth -- App. 2. The Freedom Charter.
Summary "Much has been written about South Africa's 'lost generation' - the generation of politicised youth who dedicated their lives to the liberation of a nation and who 'lost' everything in the process. Young Warriors is about this generation but it is also a critique of the very concept 'lost generation'. While focussing on the lives of the men and women who lived in Diepkloof, a black township in South Africa, it is a narrative of many young black South Africans who 'grew up' in the organisations of the ANC-led liberation movement. It is also the story of activists who became leaders, provincial premiers and national ministers in our democratic society. Through extensive interviews and time spent in Diepkloof, Monique Marks documents the tales of a group of Charterist youth during the mid-eighties to early nineties. During the period participating in the Charterist youth movement fundamentally shaped these individuals' lives and the future of their society.
Marks revisits their lives at the beginning of the third millennium in a new democratic South Africa characterised by a radical decline in this social movement."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Youth, Black -- Political activity -- South Africa.
Youth -- Political activity -- South Africa.
Identity (Psychology) in youth -- South Africa.
Violence -- South Africa.
South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1978-1989.
South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1989-1994.
ISBN 1868143708 (paperback)