In the Fall: Decolonisation and the rejuvenation of the academic project in South Africa

Source: Daily Maverick (16 October 2016)

By Joel Modiri

One line of critique against the discourse and movement known as “Fallism” that is gaining increasing currency in South African public and academic discourse is, put simply, the contention that the student activists are insufficiently literate in the radical social theories they purport to represent, and that furthermore, their undemocratic sensibilities, their thoughtless militancy, and their proclivity for violence and now, fire, is an outcome of this illiteracy. READ MORE