The tokkie: A Methamphetamine Induced State of Mind

In Cape Town’s street youth culture there is a word for a particular state of consciousness induced through methamphetamine or Tik. Tony defines the term tokkie as a mode of preoccupation: ‘You want to do something but you don’t know what you want to do.’ It has a double meaning of being completely absorbed mentally while . . . → Read More: The tokkie: A Methamphetamine Induced State of Mind

Into the Field! Searching for the Real Afrikaner

I’m sitting at my desk at in Berlin. Next time I go to South Africa I want to learn more about the people who were privileged under Apartheid: White South Africans and particularly Afrikaners. I posted a request for a room in an Afrikaner family home or flat share on a popular online platform. Now I . . . → Read More: Into the Field! Searching for the Real Afrikaner