On Wednesday, 23 March 2022, Jacana media will host a virtual launch for a new book by Julian Brown entitled "Marikana: A People’s History". The book comes as this year marks 10 years since the Marikana massacre. The online launch will consist of a conversation between Julian Brown and SERI's Nomzamo Zondo, moderated by Amandla.mobi's Koketso Moeti.
The book is the first that tells the story of Marikana from the perspective of the striking miners themselves. The book locates the strike within the context of South Africa's history of racial and economic exclusion and tells the story of how the strike unfolded by drawing from interviews with the striking mineworkers and their families. The book also provides an analysis of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry, from a perspective that centres the mineworkers and their experiences.
"The Marikana families have long awaited a story which reflects their lives before and after the massacre with honesty and depth. This is that story" - Nomzamo Zondo