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Title:The battle for the truth - youth resistance, neoliberalism and an appreciation of Neville Alexander
Author:Vally, SalimISNI
Periodical:Critical Arts: A Journal of Media Studies (ISSN 1992-6049)
Geographic term:South Africa
anti-apartheid resistance
biographies (form)
About person:Neville AlexanderISNI
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02560046.2014.883690
Abstract:Salim Vally's essay on Neville Alexander (1936-2012) was written shortly after the activist's passing on 27 August. It explores some of the significant moments of Alexander's momentous life and his brand of scholarship-activism which championed the cause of the struggles of the poor and marginalised in South Africa and elsewhere. Throughout his life, and strongly in his final years, Alexander expressed concern for the general health of youth, imploring nations to adhere to the politics of social concern, and steer well clear of the widespread narcissism engulfing neoliberal society. Acclaimed linguist, seminal struggle veteran and principal member of the 'University of Robben Island', despite his recent passing, Alexander's legacy and praxis continue to provide direction towards a better, fairer society for all. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]