We Are No Longer at Ease is a collection of personal articles, essays, speeches and poetry mainly from voices of young people who were part of the student-led protest movement known as #FeesMustFall.
With a foreword by Malaika wa Azania.
‘With my head wrap sitting as stern as a crown, my fist in the air and a student card leeched around my wrist, I sang as loud as my lungs could allow. But I didn’t sing, really. To say I sang sounds too pleasant. I wailed, I roared.
‘I screamed into the air that I was punching, as if fighting with an invisible presence. One that I had known all my life but never really understood. My mother, my grandmother and my ancestors all know of this presence. And like me, they have lived their lives fighting and finding solace in the pursuit of emancipation from it.’
– Tshepiso Modupe, student on the cover of the book