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Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies
Safundi -- "S" represents "South Africa," "a" stands for "America," and "fundi" comes from the Xhosa verb, "-funda," which translates as "to read/learn."
January 2005, Issue 17
Sacred History: The Formation of Civil Religions in South Africa and the American South in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
The author comparatively examines South African and American historical literature that focuses on the formation of a "civil religion," a synthesis of cultural inheritance and religious ideology that informed both societies as they made their way into the future. The forging of new national or regional identities was a process catalyzed by conflict and synthesizing history and religion in a way that would ultimately shape the formation of racial segregation in both societies.
Choosing the Wings on Which One Soars: "Comparison, Historiography, and the New South Africa: A Response to Lewis V. Baldwin's ""Soaring on the Wings of Pride"""
The author responds and offers a critique of Lewis V. Baldwin's article in Issue 16 of Safundi, "Soaring on the Wings of Pride: Martin Luther King Jr. and the 'New' South Africa." The author questions the continued relevance of the United States' civil rights history to South Africa today, that the article "tends to overemphasize the importance of the American racist past for South Africans."
A Road-Trip Documentary Without a Map: Story of a Beautiful Country. Directed by Khalo Matabane, 2004. Distributed by First Run-Icarus Films.
The author reviews Story of a Beautiful Country, a documentary of a road-trip across South Africa with the object of meeting "ordinary" South Africans and hearing about their feelings and impressions of their "new" country.
Potholes in The Road: South African Democracy Education Trust. The Road to Democracy in South Africa, Volume 1 (1960-1970). Zebra Press, 2004. ISBN 1868729060.
The author reviews the South African Democracy Education Trust's The Road to Democracy in South Africa, Volume 1 (1960-1970).
April 2007, Volume 8, Number 2
January 2007, Volume 8, Number 1
Deterritorializing American Culture, 23
Safundi Issue 22, Issue 22
George Fredrickson's White Supremacy , Issue 21
October 2005, Issue 20
July 2005, Issue 19
April 2005, Issue 18
October 2004, Issue 16
July 2004, Issue 15
April 2004, Issue 13-14
October 2003, Issue 12
July 2003, Issue 11
April 2003, Issue 10
May 2002, Issue 09
February 2002, Issue 08
November 2001, Issue 07
July 2001, Issue 06
April 2001, Issue 05
January 2001, Issue 04
October 2000, Issue 03
July 2000, Issue 02