44: Public Intellectuals

Public Intellectuals Word Press

Photo Cred: Aaron Burden

Public Intellectuals aim to help societies to better understand themselves and the world around them. Their writing and public talks can help create an informed citizenry and more just societies.

Athambile Masola, is a teacher, and a PhD researcher who blogs about education, feminism and politics. This week’s show features a discussion with Dr Nosipho Mngomezulu about the nature and role of the public intellectual in various public spaces.

According to Masola, writing can be a form of activism and often ends as being political. Is writing as a form of rioting that can be disruptive and open up public spaces for a diversity of voices?

Athambile Masola’s selected writings:

Asinakuthula umhlab’ubolile: the poetry of Nontsizi Mgqwetho

On black excellence: Charlotte Mannya Maxeke

Heritage Day: What’s wrong with this picture?

The things we do in the name of transformation

Proving how ‘woke’ we are in 140 characters

VOW FM for allowing us to use their studios to record this episode.

Produced, Researched, Scheduled and Edited by:

Simbarashe Honde

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