Maxi Schoeman is very much a scholar, teacher and leader without much honour in her own profession. To me, she has been a teacher, friend and mentor. The undiscovered country: essays in honour of Maxi Schoeman is a generous-spirited and cheerful swansong to someone who is well deserving of such an honour. There are many of us who have crossed Maxi’s path in various ways over the years who have been influenced in one way or another by her person, warmth, intellect and political insights. This collection makes important contributions to the discipline – and, as is appropriate, builds on Schoeman’s own insights. The essays represent a rich repertoire of analysis written with clarity, plain humanity and passion in a fitting tribute to Maxi on the occasion of her 65th birthday.
Ambassador Kingsley Makhubela
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