Download e-book for iPad: Choosing to be Free by Billy Keniston

By Billy Keniston

ISBN-10: 143140831X

ISBN-13: 9781431408313

Rick Turner was once one in every of South Africa’s most unusual and robust thinkers and is remembered this present day as a impressive instructor and activist. for nearly ten years, from 1968, whilst he again to South Africa from his reports on the Sorbonne, to 1978, whilst he was once shot by way of an unknown murderer, Rick Turner performed an enormous function within the competition to apartheid, specifically by way of scary whites to extend their imaginative and prescient of what South Africa might be.

Believing within the ‘necessity of utopian thinking’, he wrote a brief ebook, the attention of the Needle (1972), that sought to examine a truly assorted form of society. It has develop into a vintage of its type. For the experts Rick Turner used to be a relentless resource of annoyance, a hazard and anomaly that needed to be handled. What used to be most threatening approximately him was once that his lifestyles and concept didn't healthy in the dominant narrative of his time. by no means a member of the ANC or the Communist get together or any political celebration for that subject, he propounded a imaginative and prescient for the transformation of South Africa that used to be either self reliant and radical.

Although he lived a brief lifestyles, he however had an exceptional impression on these round him, together with humans like Steve Biko, and had a profound impact on people’s imagining of what was once attainable. after all, he turned an excessive amount of for the apartheid procedure and was once killed. Even at the present time, within the seriously compromised political weather after the top of apartheid, the necessity for the type of idealist imaginative and prescient that Rick Turner lived and died for could be simply as urgent.

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