Koni Benson

Koni Benson is a lecturer in the Department of History at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. Since 2006 she has been coproducing life histories of self-organization and unfolding political struggles of collective resistance against displacement and for access to land and public services (such as water, housing, and education) in South Africa. She is committed to creative approaches to history that link art, activism, and African history, and draws on critical approaches to people’s history projects, popular education, and feminist collaborative research praxis in her work with various student, activist, and cultural collectives in southern Africa. Her writing has been published by various journals and she is the author of Crossroads: I Live Where I Like, a graphic history illustrated by the Trantraal Brothers and Ashley Marais, available at www.crossroadscontinues.org.

AGITATE! Content by Koni Benson

Making Home, Not Taking It: Anti-Imperialism and Anti-Zionism from South Africa Today