I have to write an essay based on Eric Mann's book "Dispatches from Durban". But I don't understand the book that well, I also don't understand the essay topic.
Essay Topic: Discuss the third reconstruction presented in this book. Include how issues of international relations and racial justice intersect. Also might include some things on imperialism, culture, gernder, class , leadership, and ideology. The essay should show the evolution of black struggle for justice that shows their ideological & political evolution & international dimensions.
First, I think the third reconstruction was the fight against racism, and how it's not just a U.S. problem, but a worldwide one.
That's all I could get from it. I don't know if I'm on the right track. I also need more ideas to work on; you don't need to read the book, it could be based on other sources as well, like the film "Battles of Algiers".