Spring 2019: Mandela Fellow
Whilst at the Du Bois Institute Lwazi Lushaba will be working on a co-authored book project he is involved in. The book tentatively titled, South African Studies and the Question of Decolonisation explores the intellectual domain of South African Studies (South African Social Sciences). It seeks to examine the beginnings of and genealogies of this field, to ascertain if there is a consistent and coherent set of questions and problematics that have determined the trajectories of its discourse, and the paradigms of knowledge production that have guided its making. At the centre of the book is the thesis that if South African Studies, like colonial projects everywhere began with the ‘native question’, postapartheid South African Studies ought to have begun with the question of decolonisation.