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It isn’t often that I am taken by surprise with a chap in the small press… especially one that I didn’t seek out myself. Subhankar Das, editor of Graffiti Kolkata, recently sent me Gary Cummiskey’s Sky Dreaming.
On the 103rd birthday of the ANC, President Jacob Zuma addresses the continent’s oldest liberation movement at a time when its character has drifted significantly from the days of exile and underground struggle, or the tenures of former presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki. Vashna Jagarnath argues that Zuma’s own lack of a social vision for South Africa, and the continent, is reflected in his treatment of the project started by Mbeki to preserve the Timbuktu manuscripts and that it is imperative for Africans to preserve our intellectual heritage because what gets lost in the sand is more than just paper.