University Seminar 2016: Achille Mbembe on the new politics of the South African student

“The students … It’s a generation of people who are more and more convinced that they have been sold a lie … And they are determined to put on the table some of the questions we have put under the carpet for a long time. All those difficult issues we have not tackled enough. And that shift, that cultural shift it seems to me is much more important than anything else, and it signals a new form of politics, at least on campuses.”