The first person to receive the Psychology Department of Rhodes University's award to honour prominent members of the psychology community in South Africa for their contribution to social change in various fields of practice was the inimitable Professor Noel Chabani Manganyi in 2008.
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As for achievements in the field of psychology in South Africa, Manganyi was the first to plant a seed for the growth a psychology of black being. A psychology being black is an orientation that is still in desperate need of cultivation since he published some of his ideas in “Being black in the world”, “Alienation and the body in racist society: A study of the society that invented Soweto”, and “Mashangu’s reverie, and other essays”.
"In the 1970s and early 1980s Manganyi published a series of monographs, the first of which was Being-Black-in-the-World (1973), the last Looking Through the Keyhole (1981). In these works Manganyi examined incisively the effects of institutionalised racism on the internal worlds and external realities of South Africans. To this end, he explored a range of group & individual responses to the forms of institutionalised racism that characterised South Africa at the time, including alienation…
Bury Me at the Marketplace: Eskia Mphahlele and Company Letters 19432006 N. Chabani Manganyi (Editor), David Attwell (Editor) Published by Witwatersrand University Press, 2010 ISBN 10: 1868144895 / ISBN 13: 9781868144891