Ashwin Desai teaches at the Workers' College in Durban, South Africa, and is a newspaper columnist and community activist. He is the author of Arise Ye Coolies and South Africa: Still Revolting.
"An exceptionally vivid and precise account of daily experiences
in the new class apartheid ... Desai's book tells the story of how
desperation and powerlessness have turned into organized opposition
and an articulate, sophisticated language of resistance."
-Mail & Guardian
"One is transported from barricade to courtroom to communal
cooking-pot to dance-floor. You get to see the struggle from the
inside out ... All I know who have read it, feel in fighting form
after putting it down."