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Mandela's Dark Years: A Political Theory of Dreaming
by Sharon Sliwinski
University of Minnesota Press
Paper: 978-0-8166-9990-2 | eISBN: 978-1-4529-5183-6

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Inspired by one of Nelson Mandela’s recurring nightmares, Mandela’s Dark Years offers a political reading of dream-life. Sharon Sliwinski guides the reader through the psychology of apartheid, recasting dreaming as a vital form of resistance to political violence, away from a rational binary of thinking.

This short, provocative study blends political theory with clinical psychoanalysis, opening up a new space to consider the politics of reverie.  

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