Namibia at 23: Independence can turn out to be monster

IN Selections from Prison Notebooks (1971), the Italian politician and political theorist, Antonio Gramsci writes: ‘The old world is dying away, and the new world struggles to come forth: now is the time of monsters.’ More important, Gramsci also goes on to say: ‘the crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.’

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