AUTHOR: Njabulo S Ndebele
PUBLISHER: Mail & Guardian
DATE: 23 December 2010

DESCRIPTION: ‘Reflections on the state of the nation in December 2011’. It can be exciting, even exhilarating, to witness a real-time shift in the global economic balance of forces. China and India are emerging as new global powers in front of our eyes.Their emergence is as decisive, defining, irrevocable and irreversible as was the emergence of independent states in Africa, Asia and South America in the 1960s. They marked the collapse of the colonial world order. The world had to be re-imagined, reconfigured. Being witness to such a global process has made me contemplate how one learns about oneself, one’s family, immediate community and the vast world beyond….

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