Selby Semela

Reflections on the black consciousness movement and the South African revolution - Selby Semela, Sam Thompson and Norman Abraham

The Soweto riots, 1976

A situationist-influenced text decribing how a protest by Soweto school students in 1976 spread and became a country-wide revolt - involving mass workers' strikes and violent confrontations that shook the foundations of white South Africa. Written as a collaboration between an American and two South Africans, the text also deals with the rise and fall of the Black Consciousness Movement.