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Turfloop A Conscious Pariah


In Barack Obama there are endless possibilities, both in substance and symbolism. First Barack Obama signifies progress. His election as president of the almighty United States of America was argued by a British commentator as a cleansing moment and atonement for America. Atonement for the horrors and brutalities of slavery, segregation and institutional racism in the world.

To finally comes to grips with the Age of Barack Obama and participate effectively in it means everyone should through away all their race cards.

Turfloop a Conscious Pariah is a book that tackles the Age of Barack Obama by referring to the fierce ideological struggle that was waged by students of the University of the North or Turfloop to bring down the apartheid government in South Africa to its knees - thereby profoundly contributing in the bringing in of the Age of Barack Obama.

In South Africa the Freedom Charter described apartheid as evil, a moral and socioeconomic scourge that needed to be uprooted. The Freedom Charter found powerful intellectual expression at the University of the North in the 1960ís, 1970ís and 1980ís and the result was a powder keg that ignited and set the whole South Africa & the world on fire.

Author Chris Kanyane comments regarding why he wrote the book: I contemplated writing the book while in Robben Island visiting. Robben Island has a global historical significance to all humanityís quest to coming together as one:

Robben Island has not only been used as a prison for South Africaís first democratic President, Nelson Mandela. It was a training and defense station in World War II (1939-1945) and a hospital for people with leprosy, and the mentally and chronically ill (1846-1931). In the 1840s, Robben Island was chosen for a hospital because it was regarded as both secure (isolating dangerous cases) and healthy (providing a good environment for cure). During this time, political and common-law prisoners were still kept on the Island. As there was no cure and little effective treatment available for leprosy, mental illness and other chronic illnesses in the 1800s, Robben Island was a kind of prison for the hospital patients too.

Robben Island therefore is a living witness of the triumph of democracy and freedom over oppression and racism. Robben Island is the gateway to what is described in this critically acclaimed book as the Age of Barack Obama.

About the Author

Chris Kanyane is a freelance writer and is currently the Fellow of the American Academy of Financial Management. He garnered his extensive research and writing experience by working/collaborating/involved with diverse organizations globally, including being a Fellow of the American Academy of Financial Management - in academic corporation with Thomas Jefferson School of Law; Institute de Recherche pour le Developpement in Paris (France); Netherlands government through MHO project; the Canada based AfricaFiles; Netherlands based Management Development Foundation; the South African government; University of Johannesburg and Tshwane University of Technology. Chris Kanyane was also a Chief Researcher at the Human Sciences Research Council in South Africa - the largest research think tank in Africa. Chris Kanyane has an MBA degree and is designated Master Finance professional.

Chris Kanyane is reachable on the email


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