In Resistance: Sol Plaatje and South Africa, Shane Moran studies Sol Plaatje, the founding secretary of what was to become the African National Congress (ANC), and his work within the context of colonial politics and resistance. Arguing for a return to the study of one of the founders of anti-racism, Moran explores issues of land reform, human rights, and the legacy of colonialism. Through an in-depth analysis of Plaatje’s resistance to racial domination, Moran examines the nature of the struggles that continue within and beyond South Africa today. In particular, Moran analyzes events from the beginning of the previous century that shaped post-1994 South Africa, such as the resolution of the ANC to expropriate land without compensation.
Shane Moran is senior lecturer at the University of Fort Hare.
Chapter One: Resistance
Chapter Two: Bestiary
Chapter Three: Mhudi (1930)
Chapter Four: Native Life in South Africa (1916)
Chapter Five:. Analogy and Precedent
Chapter Six: Segregation
Chapter Seven: Labour