Skip to main content
Book
Mandela's Dark Years: A Political Theory of Dreaming
(2016)
  • Sharon Sliwinski
Abstract
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. This short, provocative study blends political theory with clinical psychoanalysis, opening up a new space to consider the politics of reverie.
Keywords
  • Nelson Mandela,
  • apartheid,
  • dream-life,
  • dreaming,
  • nightmare,
  • freedom
Disciplines
Publication Date
2016
Publisher
University of Minnesota Press
Citation Information
Sharon Sliwinski. Mandela's Dark Years: A Political Theory of Dreaming. Minneapolis(2016)
Available at: http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/sharon_sliwinski/21/