The poet, author and influential cultural figure, James Matthews, c 1985. In the late 1970s / 1980s, Matthews ran a publishing house called BLAC in Athlone, Cape Town. The establishment of the CHR’s Dullah Omar Centre for Critical Thought in African Humanities (DOCCTAH) in Athlone is aimed at recalling the best traditions of knowledge, for which so many strived in the heady days of the 1980s, and at acknowledging the legacies of major anti-apartheid thinkers associated with the Cape Flats, such as Matthews. Photographer unknown. Source: Mario Sickle
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