Books for changing the world

Ashwin Desai

Ashwin Desai is a professor of sociology at the university of Johannesburg, South Africa, and is a newspaper columnist. He is the author of The Archi-texture of DurbanSouth Africa: Still Revolting and We Are the Poors: Community Struggles in Post-Apartheid South Africa.


  • Reading Revolution

    Shakespeare's work gives hope and inspiration to the political prisoners held on apartheid South Africa's infamous Robben Island.