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Hayes, G. (1997). Black Hamlet, Wulf Sachs (with new introductions by Saul Dubow and Jacqueline Rose). Johannesburg: Wits University Press; Baltimore: the Johns Hopkins University Press 1996, 340 pages.. Free Associations, 7(2):304-317.

(1997). Free Associations, 7(2):304-317

Black Hamlet, Wulf Sachs (with new introductions by Saul Dubow and Jacqueline Rose). Johannesburg: Wits University Press; Baltimore: the Johns Hopkins University Press 1996, 340 pages.

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Grahame Hayes

Racism is an absurd attitude to the colour of someone else's skin. Kwame Anthony Appiah (1992)

The History of apartheid undermines attempts at rehabilitating a counter-history of human dignity, and an openness to the ‘racial question’: The deformation of the racial question under apartheid has tended to ‘close off attempts at recovery. However, the fact that ‘race’ so regularly claims centre-stage in social and political life, seems to suggest that there are some vexed (substantive) issues we have to grapple with, and that the racial question was not just a social construction of apartheid.

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