Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Review of Black Flame by Zolile Bam, in 'Miyela' by the Miyela Collective

Black Flame: the revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism by Michael Schmidt and Lucien van der Walt: a book review by Zolile Bam, in Miyela journal.

Miyela is a fantastic Soweto-based project, a "collective for positive social interaction", aiming at empowering people to question authority, fight oppression, and change. It says "the revolution is not an instant, it is not election day or the day the masses storm the streets. revolution is a slow process of changing the face in the mirror, of learning to read and right, of men learning to play with their children and laugh till they cry. the breaking down of old corrupt states starts with the slow building up of the people. freedom comes slowly but once there can not be taken away because it does not sit in parliament but rests squarely in the heart and soul of a man." More about Miyela here.