“Background Noise” from Apartheid

Great topic, Julian.

 I grew up in South Africa during Apartheid, when soldiers were always around, troop carriers were driving around in the streets, and letters to and from soldiers were being read on the radio all the time. This “background noise” was a preparation for me to be on full alert always and contributed to patterns of vigilance and a sense of danger. 

Selwyn Polit
Austin, Texas, USA

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