Makhosazana Xaba - A Personal Oasis

As I drive to Pretoria on the M1 highway on this 9th day of September 2016, I am so excited I am anxious that I may cause an accident. I force myself to focus. Professor Angela Davies is in South Africa, soon to give the 17th annual Steve Biko Lecture at the University of South Africa (UNISA). While driving I keep having visual flashbacks of her face on the cover of Women, Race and Class – a book I read way back in 1993, eleven years after it was published. And then I see images of her in the 1980s when I first started hearing and reading about her activism. I wonder what she looks like in real life.

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