“Ties That Bind: Race & the Politics of Friendship” Out Now!

After long last our edited book “Ties that Bind: Race and the Politics of Friendship” is now in print. Copies should be available very shortly from wherever you are. Order from Wits University Press here.

“Ties that Bind” has been recently reviewed in the LSE Review of Books, and the Mail & Guardian, South Africa.


List of figures

 Fanon’s Secret  Gabeba Baderoon

  • Thinking about Race and Friendship in South Africa Jon Soske and Shannon Walsh
  • With Friends like These: The Politics of Friendship in Post -Apartheid South Africa Sisonke Msimang
  • Bound to Violence: Scratching Beginnings and Endings with Lesego Rampolokeng  Stacy Hardy and Lesego Rampolokeng
  • Afro-Pessimism and Friendship in South Africa: An Interview with Frank B. Wilderson III  Shannon Walsh
  • The Impossible Handshake: The Fault Lines of Friendship in Colonial Natal , 1850–1910 T. J. Tallie
  • The Problem with ‘We’: Affiliation, Political Economy, and the Counterhist ory of Nonracialism Franco Barchiesi
  • Affect and the State : Precarious Workers, the Law, and the Promise of Friendship Bridget Kenny
  • ‘A Song of Seeing’: Art and Friendship under Apartheid  Daniel Magaziner
  • ‘Friend of the Family’: Maids, Madams, and Domestic Cartographies of Power in South African Art Neelika Jayawardane
  • Corner Loving: Ways of Speaking about Love  MADEYOULOOK
  • Kutamba Naye: In Search of Anti-Racist and Queer Solidarities Tsitsi Jaji
  • The Native Informant Speaks Back to the Offer of Friendship in White Academia  Mosa Phadi & Nomancotsho Pakade


Contributor biographies