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Adams, R. & Soudien, C. (2021) Viral life: Covid-19s destabilisation of our thinking. TRANSFORMATION: Critical perspectives on Southern Africa. 104:1-10.

The question of life is and has been one of the most important and keenly contested questions of the modern era. What constitutes life? When...