Podcast: Donna Bryson Chats to Michele Magwood about It's a Black/White Thing
Bryson is an American journalist who lived and worked in South Africa between 1993 and 1996. She returned in 2008 curious about how South Africa had changed since she covered the country’s democratic transition. She found the events at the University of the Free State captured her attention particularly at that time. She views the university as a kind of microcosm of South Africa because there is a broad diversity of races, traditions and cultures that interact there. She says this was the spark for the book It’s a Black/White Thing.
In this interview, Bryson speaks about the events and research that fed into and came out of this book. She focuses on how young people experience and respond to racism at University of the Free State.
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